Zanuck, Darryl Francis

(1902-1979)
   Hollywood movie tycoon Darryl Zanuck served in the U.S. Army from 1916 to 1918 before moving to California to establish a career as a writer. He became a screenwriter for Warner Bros. Studios in 1923 and in 1925 became head of production. Following a dispute with Jack Warner, Zanuck left the company in 1933 and began working for 20th Century Films, later 20th Century Fox. In 1935, Zanuck became vice president, and he held the position until 1956. He was responsible for the production of many significant films, including The Grapes of Wrath (1940), Gentlemen’s Agreement (1947), and The Robe (1953). During World War II, he served with the Signal Corps and made films about the war effort. After breaking with 20th Century Fox in 1956, he returned to take over the company in 1962. The success of his The Longest Day (1962) helped get the studio back on its feet, and this was followed with The Sound of Music (1965) and Planet of the Apes (1968). Internal disputes forced Zanuck to resign in 1971.
   See also Cinema.

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  • Zanuck,Darryl Francis — Zan·uck (zănʹək), Darryl Francis. 1902 1979. American motion picture producer whose works include The Jazz Singer (1927), the first feature length film with sound sequences, The Grapes of Wrath (1940), and Gentlemen s Agreement (1947). * * * …   Universalium

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  • Zanuck, Darryl F. — ▪ American executive in full  Darryl Francis Zanuck  born September 5, 1902, Wahoo, Neb., U.S. died December 22, 1979, Palm Springs, Calif.       Hollywood producer and movie executive for more than 40 years and an innovator of many trends in… …   Universalium

  • Darryl Francis Zanuck — noun United States filmmaker whose works include the first full length feature film with sound sequences (1902 1979) • Syn: ↑Zanuck, ↑Darryl Zanuck • Instance Hypernyms: ↑film maker, ↑filmmaker, ↑film producer, ↑movie maker …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Darryl F. Zanuck — in his office circa 1940. Born Darryl Francis Zanuck September 5, 1902(1902 09 05) Wahoo, Nebrask …   Wikipedia

  • Darryl F Zanuck — [Darryl F Zanuck] (Darryl Francis Zanuck 1902–79) a US film ↑producer. After working for ↑Warner Brothers he formed his own company, which became ↑20th Century Fox. Darryl Zanuck’s successful films included ↑G …   Useful english dictionary

  • Darryl Zanuck — noun United States filmmaker whose works include the first full length feature film with sound sequences (1902 1979) • Syn: ↑Zanuck, ↑Darryl Francis Zanuck • Instance Hypernyms: ↑film maker, ↑filmmaker, ↑film producer, ↑movie maker …   Useful english dictionary

  • Zanuck — noun United States filmmaker whose works include the first full length feature film with sound sequences (1902 1979) • Syn: ↑Darryl Zanuck, ↑Darryl Francis Zanuck • Instance Hypernyms: ↑film maker, ↑filmmaker, ↑film producer, ↑movie maker …   Useful english dictionary

  • Francis — /fran sis/, n. a male given name: from an Old French word meaning Frenchman. * * * (as used in expressions) Abbott George Francis Adams Charles Francis Bacon Francis Viscount St. Albans Bacon Francis Bayard Thomas Francis Beaumont Francis Bebey… …   Universalium

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