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Samuel Goldwyn (1879–1974)

Famed for his relentless ambition, bad temper and genius for publicity, Samuel Goldwyn became Hollywood's leading "independent" producer -- largely because none of his partners could tolerate him for long. Born Shmuel (or Schmuel) Gelbfisz, probably in 1879, in the Jewish section of Warsaw, he was the eldest of six children of a struggling ... See full bio »

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Known For

Guys and Dolls Producer
The Hurricane Producer
The Little Foxes Producer


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 1959 Porgy and Bess (producer)
 1956 The Unexplained (TV Movie) (producer)
 1955 Guys and Dolls (producer)
 1952 Hans Christian Andersen (producer)
 1951 I Want You (producer)
 1950 Edge of Doom (producer)
 1950 Our Very Own (producer)
 1949 My Foolish Heart (producer)
 1949 Roseanna McCoy (producer)
 1948 Enchantment (producer)
 1948 A Song Is Born (producer)
 1947 The Bishop's Wife (producer)
 1946 The Best Years of Our Lives (producer)
 1946 The Kid from Brooklyn (producer)
 1945 Wonder Man (producer)
 1944 The Princess and the Pirate (producer)
 1944 Up in Arms (producer)
 1943 Snafu (Short) (executive producer)
 1943 The North Star (producer)
 1943 They Got Me Covered (producer)
 1942 The Pride of the Yankees (producer)
 1941 Ball of Fire (producer)
 1941 The Little Foxes (producer)
 1940 The Westerner (producer)
 1939 Raffles (producer)
 1939 The Real Glory (producer)
 1939 They Shall Have Music (producer)
 1939 Wuthering Heights (producer)
 1938 The Cowboy and the Lady (producer)
 1938 The Adventures of Marco Polo (producer)
 1938 The Goldwyn Follies (producer)
 1937 The Hurricane (producer)
 1937 Dead End (producer)
 1937 Stella Dallas (producer)
 1937 Woman Chases Man (producer)
 1936 Come and Get It (producer)
 1936 Dodsworth (producer - produced by)
 1936 These Three (producer)
 1936 Strike Me Pink (producer)
 1935 Splendor (producer)
 1935 Barbary Coast (producer)
 1935 The Dark Angel (producer)
 1935 The Wedding Night (producer)
 1934 Kid Millions (producer)
 1934 We Live Again (producer)
 1934 Nana (producer)
 1933 Roman Scandals (producer)
 1933 The Masquerader (producer)
 1932 Cynara (producer)
 1932 The Kid from Spain (producer)
 1932 Arsène Lupin (producer - uncredited)
 1932 The Greeks Had a Word for Them (producer)
 1931 Tonight or Never (producer)
 1931 Arrowsmith (producer)
 1931 The Unholy Garden (producer)
 1931 Palmy Days (producer)
 1931 Street Scene (producer)
 1930 One Heavenly Night (producer)
 1930 The Devil to Pay! (producer)
 1930 Whoopee! (producer)
 1930 Raffles (producer)
 1929 Condemned! (producer)
 1929 This Is Heaven (producer - uncredited)
 1929 Bulldog Drummond (producer)
 1929 The Rescue (producer - uncredited)
 1928 The Awakening (producer)
 1928 Two Lovers (producer)
 1927 The Devil Dancer (producer - uncredited)
 1927 The Magic Flame (producer)
 1927 The Night of Love (producer)
 1926 The Winning of Barbara Worth (producer)
 1926 Partners Again (producer)
 1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (producer - uncredited)
 1925 Stella Dallas (producer)
 1925 A Thief in Paradise (producer)
 1924 Cytherea (producer)
 1924 True As Steel (executive producer)
 1924 Nellie the Beautiful Cloak Model (executive producer - uncredited)
 1924 Three Weeks (executive producer)
 1924 Name the Man! (executive producer)
 1923 The Eternal City (producer)
 1923 The Day of Faith (producer)
 1923 Unseeing Eyes (producer)
 1923 The Eternal Three (producer)
 1923 Potash and Perlmutter (producer)
 1923 The Christian (executive producer)
 1922 A Blind Bargain (producer)
 1922 Hungry Hearts (producer)
 1922 Remembrance (producer)
 1922 Mr. Barnes of New York (producer)
 1922 His Back Against the Wall (producer)
 1922 Head Over Heels (executive producer)
 1922 Sherlock Holmes (executive producer)
 1922 Watch Your Step (executive producer)
 1921 What Ho, the Cook (producer)
 1921 Doubling for Romeo (producer)
 1921 The Ace of Hearts (producer - uncredited)
 1921 Oh Mary Be Careful (producer)
 1921 Don't Neglect Your Wife (producer)
 1921 A Tale of Two Worlds (executive producer)
 1921 Boys Will Be Boys (producer)
 1920 What Happened to Rosa (producer)
 1920 Guile of Women (producer)
 1920 The Great Lover (producer)
 1920 Officer 666 (executive producer)
 1920 Honest Hutch (producer)
 1920 The Truth (producer)
 1920 The Slim Princess (producer)
 1920 The Penalty (producer - uncredited)
 1920 Cupid the Cowpuncher (executive producer)
 1920 Jes' Call Me Jim (producer)
 1920 The Adventures and Emotions of Edgar Pomeroy (Short) (executive producer)
 1920 Partners of the Night (producer)
 1920 The Paliser Case (executive producer)
 1920/II Water, Water, Everywhere (executive producer)
 1920 Pinto (producer)
 1919 Jubilo (producer)
 1919 Almost a Husband (executive producer)
 1919 Lord and Lady Algy (producer)
 1919 Upstairs (producer)
 1919 The Stronger Vow (executive producer)
 1919 Sis Hopkins (producer)
 1918 The Racing Strain (executive producer)
 1918 A Perfect Lady (producer)
 1918 The Hell Cat (executive producer)
 1918 A Perfect 36 (producer)
 1918 Thirty a Week (producer)
 1918 Laughing Bill Hyde (producer)
 1918 Peck's Bad Girl (producer)
 1918 The Turn of the Wheel (producer)
 1918 All Woman (executive producer)
 1918 The Floor Below (producer)
 1918 The Beloved Traitor (producer)
 1917 The Cinderella Man (executive producer)
 1917 Sunshine Alley (executive producer)
 1917 Fighting Odds (producer)
 1917 Polly of the Circus (executive producer)
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1 Biographical Movie | 7 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 93 Articles | See more »

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Tony Goldwyn (grandchild)

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True, I've been a long time making up my mind, but now I'm giving you a definite answer. I won't say yes, and I won't say no -- but I'm giving you a definite maybe. See more »


Produced eight Oscar Best Picture nominees: Arrowsmith (1931), Dodsworth (1936), Dead End (1937), Wuthering Heights (1939), The Little Foxes (1941), The Pride of the Yankees (1942), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) and The Bishop's Wife (1947). "The Best Years of Our Lives? is the only winner in the category. See more »


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