Others who have attended NCC events include Marg Helgenberger; Dean Zanuck, the grandson of Nebraska native, Darryl F. Zanuck
; Chris Klein; and Suzanne Lloyd, the granddaughter of Nebraskan Harold Lloyd, whose 1923 silent classic, Safety Last, also will screen as part of Cannes Classics' Cinema de la Plage lineup.
Subsequent parade of (mostly) triumphs are credited in part to the patronage of Darryl F. Zanuck
, the sole Hollywood executive whose input Ford--however reluctantly--tolerated, even appreciated; their partnership is revealed as key to the likes of "The Grapes of Wrath" and "How Green Was My Valley." The end of Ford's longtime alliance with star Henry Fonda is attributed (by latter's son, Peter) to one irrational outburst by the oft-volatile helmer.
One night at Darryl F. Zanuck
's home, she ran into then-married Frank Sinatra, and before the evening had ended, their legendary romance was under way.
When Darryl F. Zanuck
began making "Gentleman's Agreement," which went on to win the Oscar in 1947, its indictment of anti-Semitism proved to be such a hot potato that several Jewish studio heads asked Zanuck, a gentile, not to produce it.
Recently, Richard Zanuck, scion of pioneering 20th Century Fox mogul Darryl F. Zanuck
and production chief at the studio for almost a decade beginning in 1962, sat down with Fox Filmed Entertainment co-chairman Tom Rothman to talk about moviemaking, the corporatization of Hollywood and the increasingly high stakes of the biz.
Touring with bands, she reached Hollywood, where at 16 she was picked to join the Fox stable by Darryl F. Zanuck
After a dozen successful Gallic films, Darryl F. Zanuck
, the head of 20th Century Fox, brought her to Hollywood in the late 1930s.
Darryl F. Zanuck
. Let's face it, profanity is the language of power.
But she is perhaps best known for her Academy Award-nommed role as a black girl passing for white in the controversial 1949 Elia Kazan film "Pinky." The role was sought by Lena Horne and other black actresses, but Fox's Darryl F. Zanuck
decided on a white star with box office appeal.
The play concludes with Josefa giving up on her hopeless husband and taking control of her career under the guidance of the man who once fired her, studio head Kramer (Edmond Genest), who may or may not be based on Darryl F. Zanuck
and/or Harry Cohn.
The honoree of the PGA's Darryl F. Zanuck
Producer of the Year Award has gone on to win the Oscar for best picture in nine of the dozen years it's been given, including "Gladiator" last year.