David O Selznick
David Selznick was born on the 10th of May, 1902 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, adding the O in later life to distinguish himself from an uncle.
He worked his way up the movie industry, starting at MGM before moving to Paramount and then RKO. As producer on King Kong (1933), he helped realise the combined vision of Edgar Wallace, Merian C Cooper, Ruth Rose and Ernest B Schoedsack.
His high-profile output included The Prisoner of Zenda (1937), A Star is Born (1937) and Academy Award winners Gone with the Wind (1939) and Rebecca (1940). He died on the 22nd of June, 1965.
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