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.: 3 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 1,241,629 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Irving Thalberg is the 23rd most popular producer (down from 21st in 2019), the 2,796th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,565th in 2019) and the 12th most popular American Producer.

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Among producers, Irving Thalberg ranks 23 out of 89Before him are Joel Silver, Toshio Suzuki, Claude Berri, Darryl F. Zanuck, William Fox, and Raymond Chow. After him are Dick Wolf, Fred Quimby, John de Mol Jr., Don Simpson, Kathleen Kennedy, and Stephen J. Cannell.

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Among people born in 1899, Irving Thalberg ranks 97Before him are Max Simon, Gustaf Gründgens, Noël Coward, Eugene Ormandy, Jimmie Angel, and Hermann von Oppeln-Bronikowski. After him are Susannah Mushatt Jones, Richard Hartshorne, Nevil Shute, John Barbirolli, Princess Antonia of Luxembourg, and Konstantinos Tsatsos. Among people deceased in 1936, Irving Thalberg ranks 76Before him are Juan de la Cierva, 1st Count of la Cierva, Johannes Franz Hartmann, Sergey Kamenev, José Calvo Sotelo, John Gilbert, and Jean-Baptiste Charcot. After him are Alexandros Zaimis, Nahum Sokolow, Wilhelm Meyer-Lübke, Dezső Kosztolányi, Conrad Böcker, and Hu Hanmin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Irving Thalberg ranks 2,796 out of 15,968Before him are Hank Aaron (1934), Julie Newmar (1933), Fritz Leiber (1910), John de Lancie (1948), Horace Wells (1815), and Robert Rossen (1908). After him are Robert Sean Leonard (1969), Baby Face Nelson (1908), Derrick Rose (1988), Mangas Coloradas (1792), George William Hill (1838), and Mary Wickes (1910).

Among PRODUCERS In United States

Among producers born in United States, Irving Thalberg ranks 12Before him are Aaron Spelling (1923), David O. Selznick (1902), Gene Roddenberry (1921), Albert R. Broccoli (1909), Joel Silver (1952), and Darryl F. Zanuck (1902). After him are Dick Wolf (1946), Fred Quimby (1886), Don Simpson (1943), Kathleen Kennedy (1953), Stephen J. Cannell (1941), and Michael G. Wilson (1942).