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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)
Himself (uncredited)

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Jock Whitney | Mr. John Hay Whitney

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To be fair is not enough any more. We must be ferociously fair. See more »


According to the 2005 Louis B. Mayer biography, "The Last Lion," Mayer's son-in-law David O. Selznick sold off his interest in "Gone With the Wind" (1939) to John Hay Whitney for $200,000, which was the stupidest thing Selznick ever did as the classic movie continued to make massive amounts of money in re-release through the 1970s. See more »

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