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David O. Selznick Overview:

Legendary producer, David O. Selznick, was born David Selznick on May 10, 1902 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Selznick died at the age of 63 on Jun 22, 1965 in Hollywood, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn (Glendale) Cemetery in Glendale, CA.

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. In addition, Selznick was immortalized on a US postal stamp in 2003. Selznick was never nominated for an Academy Award. However he won one Honorary Award in 1939 David O. Selznick .

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By minooallen on May 10, 2013 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, , born May 10th, 1902! on what I can only think of as his Producers Throne. Oh, David O Selznick. What is there to say about you that hasn’t already been said a million times over. Genius. Check. Tyrant. Double check. Delusio... Read full article


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He abandoned his career at MGM after marrying Irene Mayer Selznick, the daughter of MGM studio chief Louis B. Mayer, and moved to RKO. He eventually returned to MGM after the loss of production genius Irving Thalberg. This led to the famous observation that "The son-in-law also rises", a play on words of the Ernest Hemingway novel "The Sun Also Rises".

Nunnally Johnson reportedly said to Selznick, "My understanding is that an assignment from you consists of three months work and six months recuperation.".

By the late 1940s Selznick International was making very few movies and became a talent agency by default, deriving needed income by loaning out its contract stars to other studios.

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