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Darryl F. Zanuck (Darryl Francis Zanuck)

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Biography

Wahoo, Nebraska, USA
One of the kingpins of Hollywood's studio system, Zanuck was the offspring of the ill-fated marriage of the alcoholic night clerk in Wahoo, Nebraska's only hotel and the hotel owner's daughter. Both parents had abandoned him by the time he was 13. At 15, he joined the U.S. Army, and he fought in Belgium in World War I. Mustered out, he kept himself alive with a series of desultory jobs -- steelworker, foreman in a garment factory, professional boxer -- while pursuing a career as a writer. Read more...

Actor

Character: Himself

Show-Business at War 1943

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Character: Himself - Audience Member

The 27th Annual Academy Awards 1955

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Directing

Writing