David O. Selznick

Name:
David O. Selznick
Role:
President, Selznick International Pictures
Born:
1902
Died:
1965

About

President, Selznick International Pictures. Son of Lewis J. Selznick, motion picture pioneer and founder of Selznick Pictures, he was trained from early childhood for motion picture work with view to eventually becoming executive. He joined MGM in 1926 as assistant story editor, then assistant producer, associate producer of westerns. In 1927 he moved to Paramount as head of the writers' department, then associate producer and executive assistant to the general manager. He joined Radio in 1931 as executive vice-president in charge of production. He moved to Metro in 1933 as vice-president and producer. In 1935 he resigned to form Selznick International Pictures as president and producer.

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