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William Goetz
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United Artists
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Jack Warner
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George Arliss
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Raymond Griffith
(Movies & TV)
Virginia Fox
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Tyrone Power
(Movies & TV)
 

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Darryl F. Zanuck

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Darryl F. Zanuck

American producer, writer, actor, director and studio executive who played a major part in the Hollywood studio system as one of its longest survivors add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1902.

Countries: United States (62%), (9%), France (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: William Goetz, United Artists, Jack Warner

Linked to: United States Army, United Artists, Warner Bros., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

 

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Darryl F. Zanuck was born in 1902 add something


1918

In 1918, despite being sixteen, he deceived a recruiter and joined the United States Army and served in France with the Nebraska National Guard add something


1922

He found work producing movie plots, selling his first story in 1922 to William Russell and his second to Irving Thalberg add something


1924

Virginia Fox - Fox was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, West Virginia, the daughter of Marie and Frederick Fox. In 1924 she married film producer Darryl F. Zanuck, with whom she had three children, Darrylin Zanuck, Susan Zanuck, and Richard D. Zanuck


1929

He moved into management in 1929, and became head of production in 1931 add something


1930

Janet Gaynor - However, when Darryl F. Zanuck merged his fledgling studio, 20th Century Pictures, with Fox Film Corporation to form Twentieth Century Fox, her status became precarious and even tertiary to that of actresses Loretta Young and Shirley Temple, although she always received top billing in every movie that she made during the 1930s, including "Ladies in Love" with Constance Bennett, Young, and Tyrone Power

 

Alice Faye - She became a hit with film audiences of the 1930s, particularly when Fox production head Darryl F. Zanuck made her his protégé


1931

June Lang - She made her film debut in 1931 and caught the eye of Darryl F. Zanuck at 20th Century Fox, gradually securing second lead roles in mostly B movies


1932

William Goetz - In 1932, Goetz received the financial support necessary from his new father-in-law to become a minor partner with Joseph Schenck, the former president of United Artists, and Darryl F. Zanuck from Warner Brothers to create Twentieth Century Pictures


1933

In 1933 he left Warners to found 20th Century Films with Joseph Schenck and William Goetz, releasing their material through United Artists add something

 

United Artists - Schenck resigned in 1933 to organize a new company with Darryl F. Zanuck, Twentieth Century Pictures, which soon provided four pictures a year to UA's schedule

 

Independent film - Schenck resigned in 1933 to organize a new company with Darryl F. Zanuck, Twentieth Century Pictures, which soon provided four pictures a year to UA's schedule

 

Jack Warner - The studio's executive producer, Darryl F. Zanuck, resigned during a contract dispute with Harry Warner in 1933

 

20th Century Fox - "'Twentieth Century Pictures"' was an independent Hollywood motion picture production company created in 1933 by Joseph Schenck , Darryl F. Zanuck from Warner Brothers, William Goetz from Fox Films, and Raymond Griffith

 

George Arliss - Working closely with Warners' production chief, Darryl F. Zanuck, Arliss left the studio when Zanuck resigned in April 1933


1935

In 1935 Schenck and Zanuck bought out Fox studios to become 20th Century Fox. Zanuck was vice-president of this new studio and took an interventionist approach, closely involved in editing and producing add something

 

20th Century Fox - The company was founded on May 31, 1935, as the result of the merger of "'Fox Film Corporation"', founded by William Fox in 1915, and "'Twentieth Century Pictures"', founded in 1933 by Darryl F. Zanuck, Joseph M. Schenck, Raymond Griffith and William Goetz

 

Simone Simon - After seeing her in "Ladies Lake", Darryl F. Zanuck brought her to Hollywood in August 1935 with a widespread publicity campaign


1939

How Green Was My Valley (film) - The film, based on the 1939 Richard Llewellyn novel, was produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and scripted by Philip Dunne


1941

Otto Lang (film producer) - Lang was hired by Darryl F. Zanuck to assist with the ski sequences of the 1941 movie "Sun Valley Serenade" starring Sonja Henie, which ultimately led to his cinematic work


1942

George Arliss - Film producer Darryl F. Zanuck tried to interest Arliss in returning to Hollywood to star in "The Pied Piper" in 1942


1944

Woodrow Wilson - In 1944, Darryl F. Zanuck of 20th Century Fox produced a film titled "Wilson"


1945

Peggy Cummins - In 1945, Peggy Cummins was brought to Hollywood by Darryl F. Zanuck, head of 20th Century-Fox, to play Amber in Kathleen Winsor's "Forever Amber"


1947

Frederica Sagor Maas - Bad representation caused the story to sell for a pittance, and it would not be produced until 1947 when it was rendered almost unrecognizable in an adaptation by Darryl F. Zanuck's 20th Century Fox for Betty Grable


1949

Sidney Poitier - By the end of 1949, he had to choose between leading roles on stage and an offer to work for Darryl F. Zanuck in the film No Way Out.


1950

In the 1950s, he withdrew from the studio to concentrate on independent producing in Europe add something


1951

David Brown (producer) - In 1951, the producer Darryl F. Zanuck hired Brown to head the story department at Zanuck's studio, 20th Century-Fox


1956

He left his wife, Virginia Fox, in 1956 and moved to Europe to concentrate on producing add something

 

The King and I (1956 film) - "'The King and I"' is a 1956 musical film made by 20th Century Fox, directed by Walter Lang and produced by Charles Brackett and Darryl F. Zanuck


1957

Dorothy Dandridge - In 1957, Dandridge's luck came back when Darryl F. Zanuck cast Dandridge as Margot, a restless young West Indian woman,


1958

The Roots of Heaven - "'The Roots of Heaven"' is a 1958 American adventure film in CinemaScope and DeLuxe Color made by 20th Century Fox, directed by John Huston and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck


1962

He returned to control Fox in 1962, replacing Spyros Skouras, in a confrontation over the release of Zanuck's production of "The Longest Day" as the studio struggled to finish the difficult production of "Cleopatra" add something


1969

He became involved in a power struggle with the board and his son circa 1969 add something


1971

In May 1971 Zanuck was forced from "his" studio add something


1974

John Ford - Producer Darryl F. Zanuck had a strong influence over the movie and made several key decisions, including the idea of having the character of Huw narrate the film in voice-over, and the decision that Huw's character should not age (Tyrone Power was originally slated to play the adult Huw).


Darryl F. Zanuck died in 1979 add something


1991

Larry Auerbach - Auerbach received the DGA's Robert B. Aldrich Award in 1991, and was named a DGA Honorary Life Member in 2004, joining a small, elite group that includes Charles Chaplin, David Lean, Frank Capra, Walt Disney, Darryl F. Zanuck, Louis_B._Mayer, Jack Warner, Lew Wasserman, Elia Kazan, Chuck Jones, Joseph L. Mankiewicz and Jack Valenti


1993

Crack in the Mirror - The script was ostensibly written by producer Darryl F. Zanuck , but in his 1993 autobiography "Just Tell Me When to Cry", Richard Fleischer revealed that it was in fact ghost-written by Jules Dassin, who was unable to work openly in the American film industry at the time, because he was on the Hollywood blacklist