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Samuel Gelbfisz (Goldwyn Samuel)

Born: 1882 AD
Died: 1974 AD, at 91 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Director


1879 - Born on July in Warsaw, Poland, Russian Empire.

1913 - Their initial release was Cecil B. deMille's Squaw Man, one of the first full-length feature films made in Hollywood.

1917 - The company merged with Adolph Zukor's Famous Players Film Company, and Goldwyn became the chairman of the board of the Famous Players–Lasky Company.

1924 - He established the Goldwyn Pictures Corporation, which was incorporated into Metro Goldwyn Mayer.

1940 - He thereafter worked as an independent producer, distributing his films through the United Artists Corporation, then through RKO.

1936 - His films have a literary flavour, among them Dodsworth.

1939 - The Wuthering Heights.

1941 - The Little Foxes.

1946 - He is also remembered for more purely cinematic features, such as The Best Years of Our Lives.

1955 - The Guys and Dolls.

1959 - The Porgy and Bess.

1974 - Died on the 31st of January in Los Angeles, California.


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