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 1,721,643 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Irving Thalberg is the 15th most popular producer (up from 18th in 2019), the 2,046th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,246th in 2019) and the 9th most popular American Producer.

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Over the past year Irving Thalberg has had the most page views in the with 205,594 views, followed by German (17,817), and Russian (15,424). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (84.93%), Quechua (57.04%), and Bulgarian (54.75%)


Among producers, Irving Thalberg ranks 15 out of 140Before him are Simon Cowell, David O. Selznick, Aaron Spelling, Toshio Suzuki, Gene Roddenberry, and Louis B. Mayer. After him are Joel Silver, Branko Lustig, Albert R. Broccoli, William Fox, Claude Berri, and Alberto Grimaldi.

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Among people born in 1899, Irving Thalberg ranks 78Before him are Marcel Achard, Raoul Salan, Artur da Costa e Silva, Ernst-Robert Grawitz, Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei, and Hayato Ikeda. After him are Gustav Ucicky, Nikolay Voronov, Akim Tamiroff, Michał Kalecki, Gustaf Gründgens, and Ida Kamińska. Among people deceased in 1936, Irving Thalberg ranks 64Before him are Basil Zaharoff, Gyula Gömbös, Mikhail Tomsky, Takahashi Korekiyo, Mehmet Akif Ersoy, and Martin Lowry. After him are Ramón del Valle-Inclán, Henri de Régnier, Edward Bach, Charles Curtis, Richard Hauptmann, and Meir Dizengoff.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Irving Thalberg ranks 2,046 out of 20,380Before him are Tommie Smith (1944), Jeffrey Sachs (1954), Walter Chrysler (1875), Venus Williams (1980), Larry Silverstein (1931), and Eleanor Parker (1922). After him are Ward Cunningham (1949), Tina Aumont (1946), Barbara Liskov (1939), Theodore Sturgeon (1918), Ry Cooder (1947), and Tim Allen (1953).

Among PRODUCERS In United States

Among producers born in United States, Irving Thalberg ranks 9Before him are Rick Rubin (1963), Jerry Bruckheimer (1943), Phil Spector (1939), David O. Selznick (1902), Aaron Spelling (1923), and Gene Roddenberry (1921). After him are Joel Silver (1952), Albert R. Broccoli (1909), Darryl F. Zanuck (1902), Don Simpson (1943), Kathleen Kennedy (1953), and Fred Quimby (1886).