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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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7) For details on Zanuck's career see Mel Gussow, Don't Say Yes Until I Finish Talking A Biography of Darryl Zanuck (New York, 1971).
PETER LAWFORD landed the role in the 1962 classic because producer Darryl Zanuck reckoned his connections (he was married to President Kennedy's sister Margaret) would help them get military gear and personnel during shooting.
MARILYN MONROE was dropped in 1947 by Twentieth-Century Fox after a year because production chief Darryl Zanuck thought she was unattractive.
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Based on a novel by Sy Bartlett, the movie was overseen by Twentieth Century Fox studio head Darryl Zanuck and directed in glorious black and white by one of Zanuck's favorite directors, Henry King.
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.
This was the first time two thesps from the same film had been cited in that category, thanks to a throwing of the dice by Fox chief Darryl Zanuck.
William Wellman recalls Darryl Zanuck once shoving Michael Curtiz's cigar down his throat, enraged that the future director of "Casablanca" would side with the Warner brother who wanted to rub out the violent end of "The Public Enemy.