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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In order to fulfill his picture obligation to United Artists, Selznick brought over Alfred Hitchcock from Europe to produce/direct Selznick's UA projects while he devoted the bulk of his time to Gone with the Wind (1939).

Is portrayed by Ron Berglas in RKO 281 (1999) (TV) and by Tony Curtis in The Scarlett O'Hara War (1980) (TV).

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

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