2 Biographical Movies
4 Print Biographies
I.R. Irving | Irving Grant Thalberg
5' 11" (1.80 m)
Did You Know?
Credit you give yourself is not worth having. Thalberg would not allow his name on his pictures; the one exception being
The Good Earth
After a preview of the Marie Dressler
, Thalberg asked director Mervyn LeRoy
if a scene could be improved by making Beery's shoes squeak. LeRoy agreed, but detailed how it would be economically prohibitive to reshoot the scene as the sets had been dismantled and the cast had dispersed...
So often referred to solutions for complex problems as "a lead pipe cinch," it became his catchphrase.