Darryl F. Zanuck

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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 became the youngest ever studio head at 27 when his father, Darryl F Zanuck, appointed him head of 20th Century Fox in 1962.
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.
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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 was the son of Darryl F Zanuck, the boss of 20th Century Fox, who named him head of production at 28 - making him Hollywood's youngest studio boss.
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.