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Irving Thalberg

1899 - 1936

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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, A Night at the Opera, Mutiny on the Bounty, Camille 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 1,647,034 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia. Irving Thalberg is the 18th most popular producer (up from 23rd in 2019), the 2,248th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,795th in 2019) and the 11th most popular American Producer.

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Among producers, Irving Thalberg ranks 18 out of 89Before him are Albert R. Broccoli, Joel Silver, Gene Roddenberry, Aaron Spelling, William Fox, and Samuel Goldwyn. After him are Toshio Suzuki, Branko Lustig, Claude Berri, Darryl F. Zanuck, Raymond Chow, and John de Mol Jr..

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Among people born in 1899, Irving Thalberg ranks 79Before him are Michał Kalecki, Adam Rainer, Ida Kamińska, Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei, Alma Reville, and Pavel Haas. After him are Artur da Costa e Silva, Nikolay Voronov, Akim Tamiroff, Hans Krása, Veit Harlan, and Hans Swarowsky. Among people deceased in 1936, Irving Thalberg ranks 66Before him are Alexander Berkman, Anna Boch, Ramón del Valle-Inclán, Martin Lowry, Gyula Gömbös, and Henri de Régnier. After him are Takahashi Korekiyo, Juan de la Cierva, 1st Count of la Cierva, Nestor Lakoba, Hans Poelzig, Oscar Wisting, and Alexandros Zaimis.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Irving Thalberg ranks 2,248 out of 18,182Before him are Chris Brown (1989), Jenna Jameson (1974), Terry O'Quinn (1952), Meir Kahane (1932), John Harvey Kellogg (1852), and Robert Cialdini (1945). After him are Jerry Orbach (1935), Earl Wilbur Sutherland Jr. (1915), Jennifer Jason Leigh (1962), Chris Sarandon (1942), Fred Haise (1933), and William A. Wellman (1896).

Among PRODUCERS In United States

Among producers born in United States, Irving Thalberg ranks 11Before him are Jerry Bruckheimer (1943), David O. Selznick (1902), Albert R. Broccoli (1909), Joel Silver (1952), Gene Roddenberry (1921), and Aaron Spelling (1923). After him are Darryl F. Zanuck (1902), Dick Wolf (1946), Fred Quimby (1886), Don Simpson (1943), Stephen J. Cannell (1941), and Michael G. Wilson (1942).