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Darryl F. Zanuck (1902–1979)


One of the kingpins of Hollywood's studio system, Zanuck was the offspring of the ill-fated marriage of the alcoholic night clerk in Wahoo, Nebraska's only hotel and the hotel owner's daughter. Both parents had abandoned him by the time he was 13. At 15, he joined the U.S. Army, and he fought in Belgium in World War I. Mustered out, he kept ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1973 Hung Up (producer - uncredited)
 1970 Tora! Tora! Tora! (executive producer - uncredited)
 1969 The World of Fashion (Short documentary) (producer)
 1964 The Visit (producer)
 1962 The Chapman Report (producer)
 1962 The Longest Day (producer)
 1961 The Big Gamble (producer)
 1961 Sanctuary (producer)
 1960 Crack in the Mirror (producer)
 1958 The Roots of Heaven (producer)
 1958 The Barbarian and the Geisha (executive producer - uncredited)
 1957 The Sun Also Rises (producer)
 1957 Island in the Sun (producer)
 1956 The King and I (executive producer - uncredited)
 1956 On the Threshold of Space (executive producer - uncredited)
 1956 Carousel (executive producer - uncredited)
 1956 De Luxe Tour (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1955 Good Morning, Miss Dove (executive producer - uncredited)
 1955 The View from Pompey's Head (executive producer)
 1955 Seven Cities of Gold (executive producer - uncredited)
 1954 The Egyptian (producer)
 1954 Broken Lance (executive producer - uncredited)
 1953 Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (executive producer - uncredited)
 1952 The Snows of Kilimanjaro (producer)
 1952 With a Song in My Heart (executive producer - uncredited)
 1952 Viva Zapata! (producer)
 1951 People Will Talk (producer)
 1951 David and Bathsheba (producer)
 1950 All About Eve (producer)
 1950 No Way Out (producer)
 1950 A Ticket to Tomahawk (executive producer - uncredited)
 1950 Night and the City (executive producer - uncredited)
 1950 Cheaper by the Dozen (executive producer - uncredited)
 1950 Under My Skin (executive producer - uncredited)
 1949 Twelve O'Clock High (producer)
 1949 Everybody Does It (executive producer - uncredited)
 1949 Father Was a Fullback (executive producer - uncredited)
 1949 Pinky (producer)
 1949 Thieves' Highway (executive producer - uncredited)
 1949 Slattery's Hurricane (executive producer - uncredited)
 1949 Sand (executive producer - uncredited)
 1949 It Happens Every Spring (executive producer - uncredited)
 1949 The Fan (executive producer - uncredited)
 1949 The Forbidden Street (executive producer - uncredited)
 1948 That Wonderful Urge (executive producer - uncredited)
 1948 The Snake Pit (executive producer - uncredited)
 1948 Apartment for Peggy (executive producer - uncredited)
 1948 Cry of the City (executive producer - uncredited)
 1948 Road House (executive producer - uncredited)
 1948 Give My Regards to Broadway (executive producer - uncredited)
 1948 Fury at Furnace Creek (executive producer)
 1948 Sitting Pretty (executive producer - uncredited)
 1948 Call Northside 777 (executive producer - uncredited)
 1947 Captain from Castile (executive producer - uncredited)
 1947 Gentleman's Agreement (producer)
 1947 Forever Amber (executive producer - uncredited)
 1947 Nightmare Alley (executive producer - uncredited)
 1947 The Foxes of Harrow (executive producer - uncredited)
 1947 Moss Rose (executive producer - uncredited)
 1947 The Homestretch (executive producer - uncredited)
 1947 Carnival in Costa Rica (executive producer - uncredited)
 1947 Boomerang! (executive producer - uncredited)
 1947 The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (executive producer - uncredited)
 1946 The Razor's Edge (producer)
 1946 Centennial Summer (executive producer - uncredited)
 1946 Somewhere in the Night (executive producer - uncredited)
 1946 Strange Triangle (executive producer - uncredited)
 1946 Dragonwyck (producer - uncredited)
 1946 Claudia and David (executive producer - uncredited)
 1945 Leave Her to Heaven (executive producer - uncredited)
 1944 Winged Victory (producer)
 1944 Wilson (producer)
 1944 Buffalo Bill (executive producer - uncredited)
 1944 The Purple Heart (producer)
 1944 Lifeboat (executive producer - uncredited)
 1943 Wintertime (executive producer - uncredited)
 1943 Crash Dive (executive producer - uncredited)
 1943 At the Front (Documentary short) (producer)
 1942 China Girl (producer - uncredited)
 1942 The Black Swan (executive producer - uncredited)
 1942 Thunder Birds [Soldiers of the Air] (executive producer - uncredited)
 1942 This Above All (producer)
 1942 My Gal Sal (executive producer - uncredited)
 1942 To the Shores of Tripoli (producer)
 1942 Song of the Islands (executive producer - uncredited)
 1942 Sex Hygiene (Short) (producer)
 1941 Know for Sure (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1941 How Green Was My Valley (producer)
 1941 Swamp Water (executive producer - uncredited)
 1941 Week-End in Havana (executive producer - uncredited)
 1941 A Yank in the R.A.F. (producer)
 1941 Sun Valley Serenade (executive producer - uncredited)
 1941 Wild Geese Calling (executive producer)
 1941 Moon Over Miami (executive producer - uncredited)
 1941 Man Hunt (executive producer - uncredited)
 1941 For Beauty's Sake (producer)
 1941 Blood and Sand (producer)
 1941 The Great American Broadcast (producer)
 1941 That Night in Rio (executive producer - uncredited)
 1941 Tobacco Road (producer)
 1941 Western Union (executive producer - uncredited)
 1941 Hudson's Bay (producer)
 1940 Chad Hanna (producer - uncredited)
 1940 The Mark of Zorro (executive producer - uncredited)
 1940 Down Argentine Way (producer)
 1940 Public Deb No. 1 (producer)
 1940 The Great Profile (producer)
 1940 Brigham Young (producer)
 1940 The Return of Frank James (producer)
 1940 The Man I Married (producer)
 1940 Maryland (producer)
 1940 Four Sons (producer)
 1940 Lillian Russell (producer - uncredited)
 1940 Star Dust (producer)
 1940 Little Old New York (producer)
 1940 The Grapes of Wrath (producer)
 1940 The Blue Bird (producer - uncredited)
 1939 Swanee River (producer)
 1939 Too Busy to Work (producer)
 1939 Drums Along the Mohawk (producer - uncredited)
 1939 Hollywood Cavalcade (producer)
 1939 Here I Am a Stranger (producer)
 1939 The Rains Came (producer)
 1939 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (producer - uncredited)
 1939 Hotel for Women (producer)
 1939 Stanley and Livingstone (producer)
 1939 Second Fiddle (executive producer)
 1939 Susannah of the Mounties (executive producer - uncredited)
 1939 Young Mr. Lincoln (producer - uncredited)
 1939 Rose of Washington Square (producer)
 1939 The Hound of the Baskervilles (executive producer - uncredited)
 1939 Wife, Husband and Friend (producer)
 1939 Tail Spin (producer)
 1939 Jesse James (producer)
 1938 Kentucky (executive producer)
 1938 Submarine Patrol (producer)
 1938 My Lucky Star (producer)
 1938 Gateway (producer)
 1938 I'll Give a Million (producer)
 1938 Little Miss Broadway (producer - uncredited)
 1938 Always Goodbye (producer)
 1938 Three Blind Mice (producer - uncredited)
 1938 Josette (executive producer)
 1938 Kentucky Moonshine (producer)
 1938 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (producer - uncredited)
 1938 Sally, Irene and Mary (executive producer - uncredited)
 1938 International Settlement (producer)
 1938 Happy Landing (producer)
 1937 In Old Chicago (producer)
 1937 Love and Hisses (producer)
 1937 Lancer Spy (executive producer)
 1937 Wife, Doctor and Nurse (producer)
 1937 Thin Ice (producer - uncredited)
 1937 Wake Up and Live (producer)
 1937 Wee Willie Winkie (producer - uncredited)
 1937 Slave Ship (producer - uncredited)
 1937 Angel's Holiday (producer)
 1937 Seventh Heaven (producer)
 1937 Nancy Steele Is Missing! (executive producer)
 1937 On the Avenue (producer - uncredited)
 1936 Banjo on My Knee (executive producer)
 1936 White Hunter (producer)
 1936 Reunion (executive producer)
 1936 Pigskin Parade (producer)
 1936 Ramona (executive producer)
 1936 Sing, Baby, Sing (producer)
 1936 To Mary - with Love (producer)
 1936 White Fang (producer)
 1936 Poor Little Rich Girl (producer - uncredited)
 1936 The Road to Glory (producer in charge of production)
 1936 Half Angel (producer)
 1936 Under Two Flags (producer - uncredited)
 1936 The Country Beyond (producer)
 1936 A Message to Garcia (producer)
 1936 It Had to Happen (producer)
 1936 The Prisoner of Shark Island (producer)
 1935 Professional Soldier (producer)
 1935 Show Them No Mercy! (producer)
 1935 Thanks a Million (producer)
 1935 Metropolitan (producer)
 1935 The Call of the Wild (producer)
 1935 Cardinal Richelieu (producer)
 1935 Les Misérables (producer)
 1935 Folies Bergère de Paris (producer)
 1935 Clive of India (producer - uncredited)
 1934 The Mighty Barnum (producer)
 1934 The Affairs of Cellini (producer - uncredited)
 1934 Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (producer)
 1934 Born to Be Bad (producer)
 1934 The Last Gentleman (producer)
 1934 Looking for Trouble (producer)
 1934 The House of Rothschild (producer - uncredited)
 1934 Moulin Rouge (producer)
 1933 Gallant Lady (producer)
 1933 Advice to the Lovelorn (producer)
 1933 Blood Money (producer)
 1933 The Bowery (producer)
 1933 Ex-Lady (producer - uncredited)
 1933 The Working Man (producer - uncredited)
 1933 42nd Street (producer - uncredited)
 1933 Parachute Jumper (producer - uncredited)
 1932 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (producer - uncredited)
 1932 Three on a Match (producer - uncredited)
 1932 The Cabin in the Cotton (producer - uncredited)
 1932 Life Begins (executive producer - uncredited)
 1932 Doctor X (executive producer - uncredited)
 1932 The Dark Horse (producer - uncredited)
 1932 The Rich Are Always with Us (producer - uncredited)
 1932 The Man Who Played God (producer - uncredited)
 1931 The Public Enemy (producer - uncredited)
 1931 Illicit (producer - uncredited)
 1931 Little Caesar (producer - uncredited)
 1930 The Doorway to Hell (executive producer - uncredited)
 1930 Three Faces East (producer)
 1929 The Show of Shows (producer)
 1929 On with the Show! (producer - uncredited)
 1928 Noah's Ark (associate producer - uncredited)
 1928 Tenderloin (producer)
 1927 The Jazz Singer (supervising producer - uncredited)
 1927 The Desired Woman (associate producer)
 1927 The First Auto (producer - uncredited)
 1927 Old San Francisco (producer - uncredited)
 1926 So This Is Paris (producer)
 1925 Lady Windermere's Fan (producer - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "Public Enemy Number 1" (filmed [uncredited] as 'G' Men (1935)) See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 9 Portrayals | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mark Canfield | Melville Crossman | Gregory Rogers | Darryl Francis Zanuck | Darryl Zanuck

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

No one can possibly write the history of motion pictures without devoting the largest individual share of it to Irving Thalberg, who incidentally was my intimate friend until the day he died. In my opinion, he was the most creative producer in the history of films during the period when he was Production Head of MGM, and the guiding light of that operation. See more »

Trivia:

Grandfather of Harrison Zanuck and Dean Zanuck. See more »

Trademark:

Oversized cigar; oversized libido

Star Sign:

Virgo

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