Irving Thalberg

1899 - 1936

Irving Thalberg

Irving Grant Thalberg (May 30, 1899 – September 14, 1936) was an American film producer during the early years of motion pictures. He was called "The Boy Wonder" for his youth and ability to select scripts, choose actors, gather production staff, and make profitable films, including Grand Hotel, China Seas, Camille, Mutiny on the Bounty and The Good Earth. His films carved out an international market, "projecting a seductive image of American life brimming with vitality and rooted in democracy and personal freedom", states biographer Roland Flamini.He was born in Brooklyn, New York, and as a child was afflicted with a congenital heart disease that doctors said would kill him before he reached the age of thirty. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Irving Thalberg has received more than 761,553 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 21st most popular producer.

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Among producers, Irving Thalberg ranks 21 out of 73Before him are Claude Berri, Joel Silver, Albert R. Broccoli, Raymond Chow, William Fox, and Darryl F. Zanuck. After him are Toshio Suzuki, Branko Lustig, John de Mol Jr., Don Simpson, Andrew G. Vajna, and Kathleen Kennedy.

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Among people born in 1899, Irving Thalberg ranks 91Before him are Gustaf Gründgens, Joseph Guillemot, Hans Swarowsky, Jimmie Angel, Susannah Mushatt Jones, and Akim Tamiroff. After him are Eugene Ormandy, Wolf Messing, Yaakov Dori, Noël Coward, Konstantinos Tsatsos, and Carlos Chávez. Among people deceased in 1936, Irving Thalberg ranks 70Before him are Juan de la Cierva, 1st Count of la Cierva, Takahashi Korekiyo, Jean-Baptiste Charcot, Oscar Wisting, Alexander Tamanian, and Johannes Franz Hartmann. After him are José Calvo Sotelo, Arvid Lindman, Alexandros Zaimis, Hu Hanmin, Gustave Kahn, and David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Irving Thalberg ranks 2,566 out of 12,171Before him are Frank Wilczek (1951), Michael W. Young (1949), Cyd Charisse (1922), John W. Campbell (1910), Russell Means (1939), and Jamie Foxx (1967). After him are Michael DeBakey (1908), Stephen Cole Kleene (1909), David Koch (1940), Charles Berlitz (1913), Patricia Clarkson (1959), and Paul Schrader (1946).

Among PRODUCERS In United States

Among producers born in United States, Irving Thalberg ranks 12Before him are Rick Rubin (1963), Gene Roddenberry (1921), David O. Selznick (1902), Joel Silver (1952), Albert R. Broccoli (1909), and Darryl F. Zanuck (1902). After him are Don Simpson (1943), Kathleen Kennedy (1953), Stephen J. Cannell (1941), Fred Quimby (1886), Dick Wolf (1946), and Jesse L. Lasky (1880).