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David O. Selznick (1902–1965)


David O. Selznick was a son of the silent movie producer Lewis J. Selznick. David studied at Columbia University until his father lost his fortune in the 1920s. David started work as an MGM script reader, shortly followed by becoming an assistant to Harry Rapf. He left MGM to work at Paramount then RKO. He was back at MGM in 1933 after marrying ... See full bio »

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Known For

(1939)
King Kong Producer
(1933)
Rebecca Producer
(1940)
Duel in the Sun Producer
(1946)

Filmography

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 1957 A Farewell to Arms (executive producer - uncredited)
 1954 Light's Diamond Jubilee (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1954 Autumn in Rome (Short) (executive producer - uncredited)
 1953 Indiscretion of an American Wife (executive producer - uncredited)
 1950 Gone to Earth (executive producer)
 1949 The Third Man (producer - uncredited)
 1948 Portrait of Jennie (producer)
 1947 The Paradine Case (producer)
 1946 Duel in the Sun (producer)
 1946 The American Creed (Short) (producer)
 1945 Spellbound (producer)
 1944 I'll Be Seeing You (executive producer - uncredited)
 1944 The Fighting Generation (Short) (producer)
 1944 Since You Went Away (producer)
 1944 Reward Unlimited (Short) (producer)
 1940 Rebecca (producer)
 1939 Gone with the Wind (producer - produced by)
 1939 Intermezzo (producer)
 1939 Made for Each Other (producer)
 1938 The Young in Heart (producer)
 1938 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (producer)
 1937 Nothing Sacred (producer)
 1937 The Prisoner of Zenda (producer)
 1937 A Star Is Born (producer)
 1936 The Garden of Allah (producer)
 1936 Little Lord Fauntleroy (producer - produced by)
 1935 A Tale of Two Cities (producer)
 1935 Anna Karenina (producer)
 1935 Reckless (producer)
 1935 Vanessa, Her Love Story (producer)
 1935 David Copperfield (producer)
 1934 Manhattan Melodrama (producer)
 1934 Viva Villa! (producer)
 1933 Dancing Lady (executive producer)
 1933 Meet the Baron (producer)
 1933 Night Flight (executive producer)
 1933 Dinner at Eight (producer)
 1933 Cross Fire (producer - uncredited)
 1933 Sweepings (producer)
 1933 Scarlet River (executive producer - uncredited)
 1933 Christopher Strong (producer)
 1933 King Kong (executive producer)
 1933 Our Betters (producer)
 1933 The Great Jasper (producer)
 1933/I Topaze (producer)
 1933 Lucky Devils (executive producer)
 1933 The Cheyenne Kid (executive producer - uncredited)
 1933 The Past of Mary Holmes (executive producer)
 1933 No Other Woman (executive producer)
 1932 The Animal Kingdom (producer)
 1932 The Half-Naked Truth (executive producer)
 1932 Penguin Pool Murder (executive producer)
 1932 Secrets of the French Police (executive producer)
 1932 Men of America (executive producer)
 1932 Renegades of the West (executive producer - uncredited)
 1932 Rockabye (executive producer)
 1932 The Conquerors (executive producer)
 1932 The Sport Parade (executive producer)
 1932 Little Orphan Annie (executive producer)
 1932 The Phantom of Crestwood (executive producer)
 1932 A Bill of Divorcement (executive producer)
 1932 Hell's Highway (executive producer)
 1932 The Most Dangerous Game (executive producer)
 1932 Thirteen Women (executive producer)
 1932 Hold 'Em Jail (executive producer)
 1932 The Age of Consent (executive producer)
 1932 Bird of Paradise (executive producer)
 1932 Beyond the Rockies (producer - uncredited)
 1932 Roar of the Dragon (executive producer)
 1932 What Price Hollywood? (executive producer)
 1932 Is My Face Red? (executive producer)
 1932 Westward Passage (executive producer)
 1932 State's Attorney (executive producer)
 1932 The Roadhouse Murder (executive producer)
 1932 Symphony of Six Million (executive producer)
 1932 Young Bride (executive producer)
 1932 Girl Crazy (executive producer)
 1932 The Lost Squadron (executive producer)
 1931 Creation (Short) (producer)
 1930 Street of Chance (producer)
 1929 The Dance of Life (associate producer)
 1929 The Four Feathers (associate producer)
 1929 The Man I Love (associate producer)
 1929 Betrayal (associate producer)
 1929 Chinatown Nights (associate producer)
 1924 Roulette (producer)
 1923 Will He Conquer Dempsey? (Short documentary) (producer)
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 7 Print Biographies | 7 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 8 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Oliver Jeffries | David Selznick

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)

Spouse:

Jennifer Jones  (his death)  (1 child) | See more »

Relatives:

Lillian Young (aunt or uncle)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[from a letter to Will Hays in October 1939 requesting permission to use the word 'damn' in Rhett's famous speech to Scarlett in "Gone With the Wind"] It is my contention that this word as used in the picture is not an oath or a curse. The worst that could be said against it is that it is a vulgarism, and it is so described in the Oxford English Dictionary. See more »

Trivia:

Signed Gene Kelly to his first Hollywood contract after seeing him star in "Pal Joey" on Broadway. He sold Kelly's contract to MGM before he could find a suitable film role for him. See more »

Trademark:

His ubiquitous memos.

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