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David O. Selznick

David O. Selznick

D.O.B.: May 10, 1902 (Pittsburgh, PA)

D.O.D.: June 6, 1965 (Hollywood, CA)

Cause of Death: Acute Coronary Occlusion

Location: Forest Lawn Glendale; Great Mausoleum

Biographical Notes:

David O. Selznick was a son of the silent movie director Lewis J. Selznick. David studied at Columbia University until his father lost his fortune in the 1920's. David started work as an MGM script reader, shortly followed by becoming an assistant to Harry Rapf. He left MGM to work at Paramount then RKO. He was back at MGM in 1933 after marrying 'Irene Mayer' the daughter of Louis B. Mayer. In 1936 he finally set up his own production company Selznick International. Three directors and fifteen scriptwriters later, 'Gone with the Wind (1939)' was released.

Produced:

"A Farewell To Arms" (1957) Movie

"Gone with the Wind" (1939) Movie

"Made For Each Other" (1939) Movie

"A Star is Born" (1937) Movie

 

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