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Samuel Goldwyn

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Born Aug 17, 1879
Hometown Capital City of W...
Died Jan 31, 1974
Death Place Old Los Angeles
Religion Judaism
Other Names Gelbfisz, Schmuel...
Ethnicity Jewish

Samuel Goldwyn, also known as Samuel Goldfish, was an American film producer. He was most notably well known for being the founding contributor and executive of several motion picture studios in Hollywood.

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CHILDHOOD

1879 Birth Born in 1879.

TEENAGE

1898 19 Years Old In 1898, he emigrated to the United States, but fearing refusal of entry, he got off the boat in Nova Scotia, Canada, before moving on to New York in January 1899. … Read More

THIRTIES

1910 31 Years Old Goldwyn was married to Blanche Lasky, a sister of Jesse, from 1910 to 1915.
1913 34 Years Old In 1913, Goldfish along with his brother-in-law Jesse L. Lasky, Cecil B. DeMille, and Arthur Friend formed a partnership, The Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company, to produce feature length motion pictures. … Read More
1916 37 Years Old With the merger, Zukor became president of both Paramount and Famous Players-Lasky, with Goldfish being named chairman of the board of Famous Players-Lasky, and Jesse Lasky first vice-president. After a series of conflicts with Zukor, Goldfish resigned as chairman of the board, and as member of the executive committee of the corporation on September 14, 1916. … Read More

FORTIES

1924 45 Years Old 1 More Event
On April 10, 1924, Goldwyn Pictures was acquired by Marcus Loew and merged into his Metro Pictures Corporation. … Read More
1925 46 Years Old In 1925, he married actress Frances Howard to whom he remained married for the rest of his life. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1941 62 Years Old Throughout the 1930s, Goldwyn released all his films through United Artists, but beginning in 1941, and continuing almost through the end of his career, Goldwyn released his films through RKO Radio Pictures.
1946 67 Years Old In 1946, the year he was honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, Goldwyn's drama The Best Years of Our Lives, starring Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Teresa Wright and Dana Andrews, won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
1952 73 Years Old In the 1950s Samuel Goldwyn turned to making a number of musicals including the 1952 hit Hans Christian Andersen (his last with Danny Kaye, with whom he had made many others), and the 1955 hit Guys and Dolls starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, and Vivian Blaine, which was based on the equally successful Broadway musical. … Read More
1959 80 Years Old In his final film, made in 1959, Samuel Goldwyn brought together African-American actors Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Pearl Bailey in a film rendition of the George Gershwin opera, Porgy and Bess. … Read More
1974 95 Years Old Goldwyn died at his home in Los Angeles in 1974 from natural causes, at the probable age of 94. … Read More
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