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Goldwyn, Samuel

(gōl`dwĭn), 1882–1974, American film producer, b. Warsaw, Poland. Goldwyn arrived in the United States in 1896, and with Jesse L. Lasky and Cecil B. De MilleDe Mille, Cecil B.
(Cecil Blount De Mille), 1881–1959, American movie director and producer, b. Ashfield, Mass. In 1914, together with Samuel Goldwyn, he made the first feature-length film in Hollywood, The Squaw Man.
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 he organized the Jesse Lasky Feature Photoplay Company, coproducing The Squaw Man (1913). In 1916 he formed the Goldwyn Pictures Corp., which later merged with Metro Pictures and the company organized by Louis B. MayerMayer, Louis Burt,
1885–1957, American movie producer, b. Russia. Mayer began (1907) as the operator of a theater in Haverhill, Mass., gradually gaining control of all the theaters in the city. In 1924 he merged his Louis B. Mayer Corp. with Metro Pictures Corp.
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 to become Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). To promote superior screenwriting he founded Eminent Authors Pictures, Inc. (1919). Goldwyn later produced many major films independently, including Wuthering Heights (1939), Guys and Dolls (1955), and Porgy and Bess (1959). He won an Academy Award for The Best Years of Our Lives (1947).

Bibliography

See his Behind the Screen (1923); A. S. Berg, Goldwyn (1989); C. Easton, The Search for Samuel Goldwyn (1989).

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Goldwyn, Samuel (b. Samuel Goldfish)

(1882–1974) film producer; born in Warsaw, Poland. He ran away to London at age 11, and at age 13 he came to America. He became a glovemaker and salesman, then in 1913 he went into the film business, producing The Squaw Man (1914). The founder of Samuel Goldwyn Productions in 1923, this great showman produced such quality films as Dead End (1937), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), and Guys and Dolls (1955). Famous for his "Goldwynisms" ("include me out"), he won the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 1946.
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