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Irving Thalberg (1899–1936)


Irving Grant Thalberg was born in New York City, to Henrietta (Haymann) and William Thalberg, who were of German Jewish descent. He had a bad heart, having contracted rheumatic fever as a teenager and was plagued with other ailments all of his life. He was quite intelligent with a thirst for knowledge but, convinced that he would never see thirty,... See full bio »

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Known For

(1925)
The Trap Writer
(1922)
(1928)

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 1938 Marie Antoinette (producer - uncredited)
 1937 Broadway Melody of 1938 (executive producer - uncredited)
 1937 A Day at the Races (producer - uncredited)
 1937 Maytime (executive producer - uncredited)
 1937 The Good Earth (executive producer - uncredited)
 1936 Camille (producer - uncredited)
 1936 Romeo and Juliet (producer - uncredited)
 1936 Riffraff (executive producer - uncredited)
 1935 Mutiny on the Bounty (producer - uncredited)
 1935 A Night at the Opera (executive producer - uncredited)
 1935 China Seas (executive producer - uncredited)
 1935 No More Ladies (producer - uncredited)
 1935 Biography of a Bachelor Girl (producer - uncredited)
 1934 What Every Woman Knows (executive producer - uncredited)
 1934 The Merry Widow (producer - uncredited)
 1934 Outcast Lady (executive producer - uncredited)
 1934 The Barretts of Wimpole Street (producer - uncredited)
 1934 Riptide (producer - uncredited)
 1933 Eskimo (producer - uncredited)
 1933 Tugboat Annie (producer - uncredited)
 1932 Rasputin and the Empress (executive producer - uncredited)
 1932 Red Dust (producer - uncredited)
 1932 Smilin' Through (producer - uncredited)
 1932 Strange Interlude (producer - uncredited)
 1932 Red-Headed Woman (producer - uncredited)
 1932 As You Desire Me (producer - uncredited)
 1932 Letty Lynton (executive producer - uncredited)
 1932/I Grand Hotel (producer - uncredited)
 1932 Tarzan the Ape Man (executive producer - uncredited)
 1932 Freaks (producer - uncredited)
 1931 Mata Hari (producer - uncredited)
 1931 Private Lives (producer - uncredited)
 1931 Possessed (producer - uncredited)
 1931/I The Champ (producer - uncredited)
 1931 The Guardsman (producer - uncredited)
 1931 The Sin of Madelon Claudet (producer - uncredited)
 1931 Menschen hinter Gittern (producer)
 1931 Just a Gigolo (executive producer - uncredited)
 1931 A Free Soul (executive producer - uncredited)
 1931 The Secret 6 (producer - uncredited)
 1931 Trader Horn (producer - uncredited)
 1931 Inspiration (producer - uncredited)
 1930 A Lady's Morals (producer - uncredited)
 1930 Way for a Sailor (producer - uncredited)
 1930 Billy the Kid (producer - uncredited)
 1930 Let Us Be Gay (producer - uncredited)
 1930 The Unholy Three (producer - uncredited)
 1930 The Big House (producer - uncredited)
 1930 The Rogue Song (producer - uncredited)
 1930 The Divorcee (producer - uncredited)
 1930 Redemption (producer - uncredited)
 1930/I Anna Christie (producer - uncredited)
 1929 The Kiss (producer - uncredited)
 1929 His Glorious Night (producer - uncredited)
 1929 Hallelujah (producer - uncredited)
 1929 The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (producer - uncredited)
 1929 The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (producer - uncredited)
 1929 Where East Is East (producer - uncredited)
 1929 The Voice of the City (producer - uncredited)
 1929 The Trial of Mary Dugan (producer - uncredited)
 1929 The Broadway Melody (producer - uncredited)
 1928 West of Zanzibar (producer - uncredited)
 1928 Show People (producer - uncredited)
 1928 White Shadows in the South Seas (producer - uncredited)
 1928 The Adventurer (producer - uncredited)
 1928 Laugh, Clown, Laugh (producer)
 1928 The Crowd (producer - uncredited)
 1927 London After Midnight (producer - uncredited)
 1927 The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (executive producer - uncredited)
 1927 Twelve Miles Out (producer - uncredited)
 1926 Flesh and the Devil (producer - uncredited)
 1926 Valencia (producer - uncredited)
 1926 The Temptress (producer - uncredited)
 1926 The Road to Mandalay (producer)
 1926 Brown of Harvard (producer - uncredited)
 1926 La Bohème (producer - uncredited)
 1926 Torrent (producer - uncredited)
 1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (producer - uncredited)
 1925 The Big Parade (producer - uncredited)
 1925 The Tower of Lies (producer)
 1925 The Merry Widow (producer - uncredited)
 1925 The Unholy Three (producer - uncredited)
 1924 Greed (producer - uncredited)
 1924 He Who Gets Slapped (producer - uncredited)
 1924 His Hour (producer - uncredited)
 1923/I The Hunchback of Notre Dame (producer - uncredited)
 1923 Merry-Go-Round (producer)
 1922 Foolish Wives (producer - uncredited)
 1921 Reputation (producer - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 21 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

I.R. Irving | Irving Grant Thalberg | the late Irving Thalberg

Height:

5' 10¾" (1.8 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

A story never looks as good as when the other fellow buys it. See more »

Trivia:

Was a notorious hard worker, often putting in 12-hour workdays. He was also notorious for running behind schedule with his appointments. Actors, directors, writers and others would wait days if not weeks on the bench outside of his office before finally meeting face-to-face with Thalberg. Writer George S. Kaufman once quipped about that famous bench that on a clear day you can see Thalberg. See more »

Trademark:

So often referred to solutions for complex problems as "a lead pipe cinch," it became his catchphrase.

Nickname:

Wunderkkind See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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