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Samuel Goldwyn

Hollywood Mogul Samuel Goldwyn

Full Name: Szmuel Gelbfisz
Profession: Hollywood Mogul

United States of America

Biography: Most well known for being the founding contributor and executive of several motion picture studios in Hollywood, and is considered the first great Hollywood mogul.

Born: August 17, 1882
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Star Sign: Leo

Died: January 31, 1974 (aged 91)
Cause of Death: Natural causes

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Married Life

  • 1910-05-08 Film producer Samuel Goldwyn (27) weds first wife Blanche Lasky
  • 1915-09-23 Film producer Samuel Goldwyn (33) divorces first wife Blanche Lasky after 5 years of marriage
  • 1925-04-23 Film producer Samuel Goldwyn (42) weds actress Frances Howard (21)

Historical Events

  • 1916-11-19 Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Picture; the company later became one of the most successful independent filmmakers

Famous People who Died of Natural Causes