David O. Selznick
Date of Birth
May 10, 1902
Birth Place:
Pittsburgh, PA


The scion of a film-producing family, David O. Selznick was the forerunner of the modern independent producer, and probably had a keener understanding and appreciation of movies as art than any of his rival film moguls of the mid 20th century. Selznick was the younger son of Lewis Selznick, a film producer in his own right until bankruptcy forced him out of business in 1923; the family's older...