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Darryl F. Zanuck Overview:

Legendary producer, Darryl F. Zanuck, was born Darryl Francis Zanuck on Sep 5, 1902 in Wahoo, NE. Zanuck died at the age of 77 on Dec 22, 1979 in Palm Springs, CA and was laid to rest in Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Zanuck was never nominated for an Academy Award. However he won three Honorary Awards in 1937, 1944 and 1950 Darryl F. Zanuck .

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Reportedly had a fondness for Scrabble.

Later regretted his involvement in the pre-Civil Rights-era movie Ham and Eggs at the Front (1927) and considered movies he made as head of 20th Century-Fox like Pinky (1949) and Gentleman's Agreement (1947) as atonement.

He was the prime promoter of the CinemaScope anamorphic widescreen system. Many exhibitors were afraid to make the significant investment required to install CinemaScope equipment in case it was only a short-lived fad, like 3-D. He pledged that all future 20th Century-Fox releases would be in CinemaScope (or an other compatible process).

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