Darryl F Zanuck
lured him to Hollywood and 20th Century Fox, where he directed Marilyn Monroe in one of her first leading roles, as a babysitter in the 1952 movie, Don''t Bother to Knock.
This was the novel that inspired famous producer Darryl F Zanuck
and equally famous director John Ford to make this great film.
Gentleman's Agreement was in fact produced by the only Gentile at the top table, Darryl F Zanuck
, and his main motivation was because the subject, after the war, had become "hot box-office".
He became the youngest ever studio head at 27 when his father, Darryl F Zanuck
, appointed him head of 20th Century Fox in 1962.
In an interview with The Times, he harked back to the 'golden days' of cinema where film makers could speak directly to the movie moguls such as Jack Warren of Darryl F Zanuck
He worked with Darryl F Zanuck
, Alfred Hitchcock, Paul Newman, John Huston, Elia Kazan and, notably, Peter Weir with films like Witness and Dead Poets Society.