Darryl Francis Zanuck (September 5, 1902 – December 22, 1979) was an American film studio executive and producer; he also contributed to the scripts of the films on which he worked. He played a major part in the Hollywood studio system as one of its longest survivors (the length of his career was rivaled only by that of Adolph Zukor). He earned three Academy Awards during his tenure.
Video won't be able to hold any market it captures after the first six months. People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night.
(on Jean Renoir) Renoir has a lot of talent, but he isn't one of us.
No one can possibly write the history of motion pictures without devoting the largest individual share of it to Irving G. Thalberg, who incidentally was my intimate friend until the day he died. In my opinion, he was the most creative producer in the history of films during the period when he was Production Head of MGM, and the guiding light of that operation.
|Full Name at Birth||Darryl Francis Zanuck|
|Age||77 (age at death)|
|Date of Birth||September 5, 1902|
|Date of Death||December 22, 1979|
|Location of Death||Palm Springs, California|
|Cause of Death||Jaw Cancer|
|Height||5' 6" (168 cm)|
|Occupation Category||Film/TV Producer|
|Friends||Jack Warner, Charles Feldman, Jean Howard, Tyrone Power, Linda Christian, Vincent Astor, Gregory Ratoff, Reginald Gardiner, Nadia Gardiner, Henry Hathaway, Howard Hawks, Otto Preminger, Gene Markey, William Powell, Cesar Romero, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Joseph Cotten, Constance Bennett, Clifton Webb, Moss Hart, John Wayne, Howard Hughes, Milton Sperling, Joseph Schenck, Lloyd Bacon, Louis B. Mayer, George Jessel, Alexander D'Arcy|