Samuel Goldwyn biography

Samuel Goldwyn

Film producer

1879 – 1974

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Who was Samuel Goldwyn?

Samuel Goldwyn, also known as Samuel Goldfish, was an American film producer. He was most well known for being the founding contributor and executive of several motion picture studios in Hollywood.

Famous Quotes:

  • If I look confused it is because I am thinking.
  • That's the trouble with directors. Always biting the hand that lays the golden egg.
  • I don't want yes men around me. I want everyone to tell the truth, even if it costs them their jobs.
  • Include me out.
  • I'll take fifty percent efficiency to get one hundred percent loyalty.
  • I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it. The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances gets on.
  • A Hospital is no place to be sick.
  • I don't think anybody should write his autobiography until after he's dead.
  • From success you get a lot of things, but not that great inside thing that love brings you.
  • I want everyone to tell me the truth, even if it costs him his job.

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Born
Aug 17, 1879
Warsaw
Also known as
  • Schmuel Gelbfisz
  • Samuel Goldfish
  • Mister Malaprop
  • Shmuel Gelbfisz
  • Szmuel Gelbfisz
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Judaism
Ethnicity
  • Poles
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Employment
  • Goldwyn Pictures
Lived in
  • New York City
Died
Jan 31, 1974
Los Angeles
Resting place
Forest Lawn Memorial Park

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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