Selznick, David O.

   David Selznick took over his father’s filmmaking business in 1923 and after some success moved to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and became a producer. He moved to Paramount in 1928 and produced a number of successful movies. He established his own production unit in 1931 and then worked for RKO, for whom he made King Kong in 1933. Selznick returned to MGM in 1933 and produced some famous films, particularly versions of such literary works as David Copperfield (1935) and Anna Karenina (1935). His later productions included Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936), The Prisoner of Zenda (1937), and Gone with the Wind (1939). Selznick later made a number of major movies with director Alfred Hitchcock, including Rebecca (1940) and Spellbound (1945). Following the success of Gone with the Wind, he was awarded the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award by the Academy of Arts for his outstanding contribution to the movie industry. Selznick continued to produce films into the 1950s despite declining success and failing health.
   See also Cinema.

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