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John Hay Whitney (1904–1982)

John Hay "Jock" Whitney, the multi-millionaire sportsman, pioneering color-movie producer, soldier, financier, philanthropist, art-collector, diplomat, and newspaper publisher was born in Elsworth, Maine on August 27, 1904. He was a descendant of John Whitney, a Puritan who settled in Massachusetts in 1635, as well as of William Bradford, who came... See full bio »
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 1939 Gone with the Wind (production associate - uncredited)
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 1956 Lust for Life (we wish to thank: for their cooperation - as Mr. John Hay Whitney)
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 1940 The Cavalcade of Academy Awards from 1928-1939 (Documentary short)
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 1988 The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Board Chairman of Selznick International (as Jock Whitney)
 1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage (Documentary)
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Jock Whitney | Mr. John Hay Whitney

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An art collector, specializing in French and American paintings, he gave generously to the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Washington's National Gallery of Art. He bought Pablo Picasso's "Boy With a Pipe" for $30,000 in 1950. When it was auctioned off in 2004, it fetched a record $104.2 million. Funds from the sale went to the Greentree Foundation, which was set up in 1983 by Betsey Whitney ... See more »

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