David O. Selznick

1902 - 1965

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David O. Selznick (born David Selznick: May 10, 1902 – June 22, 1965) was an American film producer, screenwriter and film studio executive who produced Gone with the Wind (1939) and Rebecca (1940), both of which earned him an Academy Award for Best Picture. He also won the Irving Thalberg Award at the 12th Academy Awards, Hollywood's top honor for a producer, in recognition of his shepherding Gone with the Wind through a long and troubled production and into a record-breaking blockbuster. The son and son-in-law of movie moguls Lewis J. Selznick and Louis B. Mayer, Selznick served as head of production at R.K.O. Radio Pictures and went on to become one of the first independent movie producers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David O. Selznick has received more than 1,706,591 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia. David O. Selznick is the 10th most popular producer (down from 9th in 2019), the 1,654th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,376th in 2019) and the 6th most popular American Producer.

David O. Selznick is most famous for his work as a film producer. He was the producer of Gone with the Wind and Rebecca.

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Over the past year David O. Selznick has had the most page views in the with 222,320 views, followed by German (18,354), and Russian (17,391). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Low Saxon (61.66%), Belarusian (54.51%), and Malagasy (50.56%)


Among producers, David O. Selznick ranks 10 out of 140Before him are Rick Rubin, Dino De Laurentiis, René Angélil, Jerry Bruckheimer, Phil Spector, and Simon Cowell. After him are Aaron Spelling, Toshio Suzuki, Gene Roddenberry, Louis B. Mayer, Irving Thalberg, and Joel Silver.

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Among people born in 1902, David O. Selznick ranks 60Before him are Carlo Gambino, Mitsuo Fuchida, Josep Samitier, Léon M'ba, Gianpiero Combi, and Carlo Levi. After him are Sylvanus Olympio, Marcel Aymé, George Gaylord Simpson, Rafael Alberti, E. E. Evans-Pritchard, and Kirill Moskalenko. Among people deceased in 1965, David O. Selznick ranks 33Before him are Paul Tillich, Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood, Louis Hjelmslev, Fan Noli, Adolf Schärf, and Frederick Fleet. After him are Mehdi Ben Barka, Lauri Törni, Sydney Chaplin, Clara Bow, Hans Knappertsbusch, and Angelica Balabanoff.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, David O. Selznick ranks 1,654 out of 20,380Before him are Diane Arbus (1923), William Morris Davis (1850), Lee J. Cobb (1911), William Tecumseh Sherman (1820), Don Rosa (1951), and Vincent D'Onofrio (1959). After him are Lyonel Feininger (1871), Sixto Rodriguez (1942), Richard Jordan Gatling (1818), Jennifer Grey (1960), Vera Miles (1929), and John Turturro (1957).

Among PRODUCERS In United States

Among producers born in United States, David O. Selznick ranks 6Before him are Walt Disney (1901), Harvey Weinstein (1952), Rick Rubin (1963), Jerry Bruckheimer (1943), and Phil Spector (1939). After him are Aaron Spelling (1923), Gene Roddenberry (1921), Irving Thalberg (1899), Joel Silver (1952), Albert R. Broccoli (1909), and Darryl F. Zanuck (1902).