Irene Mayer Selznick

Irene Mayer Selznick

Theatre Producer
Born Apr 2, 1907

Irene Mayer Selznick was an American theatrical producer.

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    NYTimes - Sep 15, 2009
  • Asking Price Of Fame: $12 Million; What Can Beat Location? Hepburn, Hepburn, Hepburn
    NYTimes - Oct 11, 2003
  • Books Of The Times; Hepburn: The Authorized (It Says Here) Version
    NYTimes - Jul 16, 2003
  • Jean Dalrymple, Persuasive Dreamer Who Brought Theater To City Center, Dies At 96
    NYTimes - Nov 17, 1998


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1907 Birth Born on April 2, 1907.


1930 23 Years Old She was an adventurous young girl of considerable intellect who became a lifelong friend of actress Katharine Hepburn. Irene Mayer married David O. Selznick on April 29, 1930. … Read More


1947 40 Years Old Meanwhile, Irene Selznick moved to New York City where she pursued her love of the theatre. In 1947, she worked with playwright Tennessee Williams and director Elia Kazan and produced her first play, A Streetcar Named Desire, which gave Marlon Brando his break-out role.
1949 42 Years Old Their divorce was finalized in January 1949.
1955 48 Years Old The play's success brought her a great deal of respect, and she went on to produce four more plays, among them 1955's The Chalk Garden for which she received a Tony Award nomination.


1983 76 Years Old Considered by her peers within the entertainment industry as one of the foremost historians of Hollywood and Broadway, in 1983 Irene M. Selznick published her autobiography A Private View.
1990 84 Years Old Irene Mayer Selznick died in 1990 at the age of 83 from breast cancer. … Read More
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