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Sam Zimbalist (1904–1958)

Sam Zimbalist was born on March 31, 1904 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a producer and editor, known for Ben-Hur (1959), King Solomon's Mines (1950) and Quo Vadis (1951). He was married to Mary Taylor and Margaret C. Donovan. He died on November 4, 1958 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. See full bio »


(age 54) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Ben-Hur Producer
Quo Vadis Producer
Side Street Producer


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 1959 Ben-Hur (producer)
 1958 I Accuse! (producer)
 1957 The Barretts of Wimpole Street (producer)
 1956 The Catered Affair (producer)
 1956 Tribute to a Bad Man (producer)
 1954 Beau Brummell (producer)
 1953 Mogambo (producer)
 1951 Too Young to Kiss (producer)
 1951 Quo Vadis (producer)
 1950 King Solomon's Mines (producer)
 1950 Side Street (producer)
 1947 Killer McCoy (producer)
 1945 Adventure (producer)
 1944 Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (producer)
 1942 Tortilla Flat (producer)
 1940 Boom Town (producer)
 1939 These Glamour Girls (producer)
 1939 Lady of the Tropics (producer)
 1939 Tarzan Finds a Son! (producer)
 1938 The Crowd Roars (producer)
 1938 Paradise for Three (producer)
 1937 Navy Blue and Gold (producer)
 1937 London by Night (producer)
 1937 Married Before Breakfast (producer)
 1936 Tarzan Escapes (associate producer)
Show Show Editor (18 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
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Alternate Names:

Sam S. Zimbalist

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Began as a film cutter with Metro at the age of sixteen in 1920. He was promoted to assistant producer in 1929. See more »

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