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Darryl F. Zanuck
Darryl Francis Zanuck
BirthplaceWahoo, Nebraska

Zanuck, Darryl F. (Francis)

(1902–79) film executive, producer, screenwriter; born in Wahoo, Nebr. He played a little Indian in a Western film at age eight, and in 1923 he joined Warners as a screenwriter. In 1933 he founded Twentieth Century, which merged with Fox in 1934. He became an independent producer in 1956. Among his films were Little Caesar (1930), How Green Was My Valley (1941), and The Sound of Music (1965); he won the Thalberg Award three times (1937, 1944, 1950).
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He has a deliciously dry sense of humor, and he has had the good fortune of rubbing shoulders with men and women of great talent, from his idol, Hemingway and Huston to Darryl Zanuck, Ava Gardner, Spencer Tracy, Orson Welles, Dominguin and so many others.