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Irving Thalberg (1899–1936)

Thalberg was born in New York City of German immigrant parents. He had a bad heart, having contracted rheumatic fever as a teenager and was plagued with other ailments all of his life. He was quite intelligent with a thirst for knowledge but, convinced that he would never see thirty, he skipped college and became, at 21, a high-level executive at ... See full bio »

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 1938 Marie Antoinette (producer - uncredited)
 1937 Broadway Melody of 1938 (executive producer - uncredited)
 1937 A Day at the Races (producer - uncredited)
 1937 Maytime (executive producer - uncredited)
 1937 The Good Earth (executive producer - uncredited)
 1936 Camille (producer - uncredited)
 1936 Romeo and Juliet (producer - uncredited)
 1936 Riffraff (executive producer - uncredited)
 1935 A Night at the Opera (executive producer - uncredited)
 1935 Mutiny on the Bounty (producer - uncredited)
 1935 China Seas (executive producer - uncredited)
 1935 No More Ladies (producer - uncredited)
 1935 La veuve joyeuse (producer)
 1935 Biography of a Bachelor Girl (producer - uncredited)
 1934 What Every Woman Knows (executive producer - uncredited)
 1934 The Merry Widow (producer - uncredited)
 1934 Outcast Lady (executive producer - uncredited)
 1934 The Barretts of Wimpole Street (producer - uncredited)
 1934 Riptide (producer - uncredited)
 1933 Eskimo (producer - uncredited)
 1933 Tugboat Annie (producer - uncredited)
 1932 Rasputin and the Empress (executive producer - uncredited)
 1932 Red Dust (producer - uncredited)
 1932 Smilin' Through (producer - uncredited)
 1932 Strange Interlude (producer - uncredited)
 1932 Red-Headed Woman (producer - uncredited)
 1932 As You Desire Me (producer - uncredited)
 1932 Letty Lynton (executive producer - uncredited)
 1932/I Grand Hotel (producer - uncredited)
 1932 Tarzan the Ape Man (executive producer - uncredited)
 1932 Freaks (producer - uncredited)
 1931 Mata Hari (producer - uncredited)
 1931 Private Lives (producer - uncredited)
 1931 Possessed (producer - uncredited)
 1931/I The Champ (producer - uncredited)
 1931 The Guardsman (producer - uncredited)
 1931 The Sin of Madelon Claudet (producer - uncredited)
 1931 Menschen hinter Gittern (producer)
 1931 Just a Gigolo (executive producer - uncredited)
 1931 A Free Soul (executive producer - uncredited)
 1931 The Secret Six (producer - uncredited)
 1931 Trader Horn (producer - uncredited)
 1931 Inspiration (producer - uncredited)
 1930 A Lady's Morals (producer - uncredited)
 1930 Way for a Sailor (producer - uncredited)
 1930 Billy the Kid (producer - uncredited)
 1930 Let Us Be Gay (producer - uncredited)
 1930 The Unholy Three (producer - uncredited)
 1930 The Big House (producer - uncredited)
 1930 The Rogue Song (producer - uncredited)
 1930 The Divorcee (producer - uncredited)
 1930 Redemption (producer - uncredited)
 1930/I Anna Christie (producer - uncredited)
 1929 The Kiss (producer - uncredited)
 1929 His Glorious Night (producer - uncredited)
 1929 Hallelujah (producer - uncredited)
 1929 The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (producer - uncredited)
 1929 The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (producer - uncredited)
 1929 Where East Is East (producer - uncredited)
 1929 The Voice of the City (producer - uncredited)
 1929 The Trial of Mary Dugan (producer - uncredited)
 1929 The Broadway Melody (producer - uncredited)
 1928 West of Zanzibar (producer - uncredited)
 1928 Show People (producer - uncredited)
 1928 White Shadows in the South Seas (producer - uncredited)
 1928 The Adventurer (producer - uncredited)
 1928 Laugh, Clown, Laugh (producer)
 1928 The Crowd (producer - uncredited)
 1927 London After Midnight (producer - uncredited)
 1927 The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (executive producer - uncredited)
 1927 Twelve Miles Out (producer - uncredited)
 1926 Flesh and the Devil (producer - uncredited)
 1926 Valencia (producer - uncredited)
 1926 The Temptress (producer - uncredited)
 1926 The Road to Mandalay (producer)
 1926 Brown of Harvard (producer - uncredited)
 1926 La Boheme (producer - uncredited)
 1926 Torrent (producer - uncredited)
 1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (producer - uncredited)
 1925 The Big Parade (producer - uncredited)
 1925 The Tower of Lies (producer)
 1925 The Merry Widow (producer - uncredited)
 1925 The Unholy Three (producer - uncredited)
 1924 Greed (producer - uncredited)
 1924 He Who Gets Slapped (producer - uncredited)
 1924 His Hour (producer - uncredited)
 1923/I The Hunchback of Notre Dame (producer - uncredited)
 1923 Merry-Go-Round (producer)
 1922 Foolish Wives (producer - uncredited)
 1921 Reputation (producer - uncredited)
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2 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 21 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

I.R. Irving | Irving Grant Thalberg | the late Irving Thalberg


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[on bringing in director George W. Hill to shoot additional night battle scenes for King Vidor's The Big Parade (1925)] Movies aren't made, they're remade. See more »


After director King Vidor complained to Thalberg that he was tired of shooting pictures that played in theaters for just one week, he told him about a new kind of realistic war movie he had envisioned. Thalberg was enthusiastic about Vidor's vision, and tried to buy the rights to the hit Broadway play "What Price Glory?" co-written by Maxwell Anderson and World War I Marine veteran Laurence ... See more »


So often referred to solutions for complex problems as "a lead pipe cinch," it became his catchphrase.


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