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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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Despite the divergence on blockbusters, the Zanuck has become a strong indicator of Oscar sentiment in recent years, partly because it uses a balloting system that's similar to the one used by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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Indeed Carl Gottlieb's paperback quickie The Jaws Log compares producers David Brown and Richard Zanuck to sharks--nice sharks, not so much predatory as hyperalert: "Just as the Great White Shark can sense the erratic vibrations of a swimmer in the water, so can Richard and David sense the movement of a literary property in the publishing world.