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Samuel Goldwyn
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    (August 17, 1882-January 31, 1974)
    Birth name is Schmuel Gelbfisz (Goldfish)
    Produced films 'The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926),' 'Whoopee! (1930),' 'Street Scene (1931),' 'Dodsworth (1936),' 'Stella Dallas (1937),' 'Dead End (1937),' 'Wuthering Heights (1939),' 'The Little Foxes (1941),' 'Ball of Fire (1941),' 'The Pride of the Yankees (1942),' 'The Princess and the Pirate (1944),' 'Wonder Man (1945),' 'The Kid From Brooklyn (1946),' 'The Best Years of Our Lives (1946),' 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1946),' 'The Bishop's Wife (1947),' 'Guys and Dolls (1955),' and 'Porgy and Bess (1959)'
    He turned down Gary Cooper, Bette Davis, Clark Gable, Greta Garbo and Robert Montgomery.
    His wife disliked that he never gave her credit for inspiring him to make his only Oscar winning film, 'The Best Years of Our Lives (1946).'
    He claimed that his Oscar got in the way of his success (he produced four flops after his win).
    He was divorced.
    He frequently feuded with actor Ronald Colman. The feuds got so bad that Ronald sued to be released from his contract.
    He didn't carry a wallet.
    He was obsessed with having his clothes fit flat to his body that he would never put anything in his pockets.
    He failed to make a star out of foreign actress Anna Sten.
    He had a very short temper.
    He looked like Peter Boyle.
    He said of Louis B. Mayer's death 'The reason so many people turned up at his funeral is that they wanted to make sure he was dead.'
    He 'Hollywood-ized' the musicals 'Guys and Dolls' and 'Porgy and Bess.'
    He produced everything from softhearted melodramas to dark noir films to lighthearted musicals.
    He won a 1947 Oscar Best Picture for his film, 'The Best Years of Our Lives (1946).'
    He received Oscar nominations for his films 'Dodsworth (1936),' 'Dead End (1937),' 'Wuthering Heights (1939),' 'The Little Foxes (1941),' 'The Pride of the Yankees (1942),' and 'The Bishop's Wife (1947).'
    He had been married to the same woman for over 40 years.
    He was friends with Walt Disney.
    He had a strong compassion for his films 'Dead End (1935),' and 'Stella Dallas (1937).'
    His films 'Wuthering Heights (1939)' and 'The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)' were included in AFI's greatest movies list.
    He is credited with making Danny Kaye a star.
    He also made films with Bob Hope, Vilma Banky, Ronald Colman, Lucille Ball, Eddie Cantor, Barbra Stanwyck, Teresa Wright, and Merle Oberon.
    He said: 'A wide screen only makes a film twice as bad.'
    He died of Heart Failure.

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