Zanuck, Darryl Francis

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Born: Sep 05, 1902 AD
Died: 1979 AD, at 77 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Producers


1902 - Born in Wahoo, Nebraska, USA

 

1917 - Joined the army and was designated with the Nebraska National Guard in France

 

1920 - Produced movie plots and sold his first story to William Russell then to Irving Thalberg. He also worked for Mack Sennett and got to Warner Brothers writing stories for "Rin Tin Tin"

 

1924 - He wrote over 40 scripts under a number of pseudonyms

 

1931 - Head of production

 

1933 - He started Twentieth Century Pictures with Joseph M. Schenck which then became Twentieth Century Fox

 

1935 - Produced several films devoted to liberal causes and other controversial subjects:

 

 

1956 - Left Fox to work as an independent producer in Europe 1962 - did the successful "The Longest Day"

 

1962 - He served as a president of Fox for 9 years.


1979 - Died of pneumonia in Palm Springs, California.

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