Samuel Goldwyn, also known as Samuel Goldfish, was a Polish-American film producer. He was best known for being the founding contributor and executive of several motion picture studios in Hollywood. His awards include the 1973 Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 1947, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1958.
|Born||Szmuel Gelbfisz, August 17, 1879, Warsaw, Kingdom of Poland, Russian Empire|
|Died||January 31, 1974, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Resting place||Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California, U.S.|
|Other names||Samuel Goldfish|
|Children||2, including Samuel Goldwyn Jr.|
|Relatives||Tony Goldwyn (grandson), John Goldwyn (grandson)|
|IMDb||Samuel Goldwyn's IMDb|
Legendary film producer who helped make Hollywood into what it is today. He founded Samuel Goldwyn Productions.
He made his first feature film in 1929. He received his first Oscar nomination for John Ford's Arrowsmith from 1931.
His movie studio became known for its lion mascot. He received the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 1946.
His wife Hannah Reban, who was tall and had piercing eyes, looked like his opposite.
He met Coco Chanel in Monte Carlo and offered her $1 million dollars to work for him and design suits for his movies.
- Recipients of the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
- Goldwyn family
- Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award winners
- Congress Poland emigrants to the United States
- Jewish film people
- Cecil B. DeMille Award Golden Globe winners
- American film production company founders
- Producers who won the Best Picture Academy Award
- American film studio executives
- Ashkenazi Jews
- Film producers from California
- Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients
Latest information about Samuel Goldwyn updated on June 14 2021.