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Irving Thalberg

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Source: Wikipedia

Irving Grant Thalberg (May 30, 1899 – September 14, 1936) was an American film producer during the early years of motion pictures. He was called "The Boy Wonder" for his youth and his extraordinary ability to select the right scripts, choose the right actors, gather the best production staff and make hundreds of very profitable films, including Grand Hotel, China Seas, Camille, Mutiny on the Bounty and The Good Earth. His films carved out a major international market, "projecting a seductive image of American life brimming with vitality and rooted in democracy and personal freedom," states biographer Roland Flamini.:3

Fact file

  • Born: Irving Grant Thalberg May 30, 1899 Brooklyn, New York, US
  • Died: September 14, 1936 (aged 37) Santa Monica, California, US
  • Resting place: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity: Jewish
  • Occupation: film producer
  • Years active: 1921–1936
  • Spouse(s): Norma Shearer (1927–1936; his death; 2 children)

Read more about Irving Thalberg at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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