Saturday, May 5, 2012

A Closer Look At...

…David O. Selznick

 Born in Pittsburg in 1902.

  Studied at Columbia before moving to Hollywood to become an assistant story editor for MGM.

      Married the daughter to Louis B. Mayer in 1930 and divorced in 1948.

 Created Selznick International Pictures at distributed through United Artists.

   Went back to work for MGM after Irving Thalburg went ill.

   Known for Gone With The Wind, Rebecca, A Star Is Born, and the Adventured Of Tom Sawyer, to name just a few.

     Added the “O” in his name for no reason, and it represented nothing.

     Daughter committed suicide after jumping out a window in 1976.

     Nominated for 10 Oscars and won 3.

 Died in 1965 after a heart attack, he was only 63.

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