Thalberg, Irving Grant

   US film producer. The production chief for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, New York-born Thalberg was responsible for a number of celebrated films, including Ben-Hur (1926), The Barretts of Wim-pole Street (1934), Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), and The Good Earth (1936). He played a key role in guiding Hollywood through the difficult transition period from silent films to sound. He married the star Norma Shearer, who converted to Judaism.

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  • THALBERG, IRVING GRANT — (1899–1936), U.S. film producer and executive. Born in New York, Thalberg joined Universal Pictures soon after leaving high school and was the studio s general manager at 24, when he produced The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923). A year later he… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Thalberg,Irving Grant — Thal·berg (thôlʹbŭrg , thŏlʹ ), Irving Grant. 1899 1936. American film producer. By age 25 he had become vice president of Metro Goldwyn Mayer, where he supervised production for such classic films as The Big Parade (1925) and Mutiny on the… …   Universalium

  • Thalberg, Irving — ▪ American motion picture executive in full  Irving Grant Thalberg  born May 30, 1899, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S. died September 14, 1936, Santa Monica, Calif.       American film executive called the “boy wonder of Hollywood” who, as the production… …   Universalium

  • Thalberg — is a surname of Germanic origin; it can be literally translated as town [in the] valley :* Sigismond Thalberg * Irving Grant Thalberg * Irving Thalberg Jr. * The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award …   Wikipedia

  • Grant — /grant, grahnt/, n. 1. Cary (Archibald Leach), 1904 86, U.S. actor, born in England. 2. Heber Jedediah /hee beuhr jed i duy euh/, 1856 1945, U.S. president of the Mormon Church 1918 45. 3. Ulysses S(impson) 1822 85, 18th president of the U.S.… …   Universalium

  • Irving Thalberg — Infobox Actor name =Irving Thalberg birthname =Irving Grant Thalberg birthdate =May 30, 1899 location =Brooklyn, New York, USA deathdate = Death date and age|1936|9|14|1899|5|30 deathplace =Santa Monica, California, USA yearsactive = 1921 1936… …   Wikipedia

  • Irving — /err ving/, n. 1. Sir Henry (John Henry Brodribb), 1838 1905, English actor. 2. Washington, 1783 1859, U.S. essayist, story writer, and historian. 3. a city in NE Texas, near Dallas. 109,943. 4. a male given name. * * * I City (pop., 2000:… …   Universalium

  • grant — grantable, adj. grantedly, adv. granter, n. /grant, grahnt/, v.t. 1. to bestow or confer, esp. by a formal act: to grant a charter. 2. to give or accord: to grant permission. 3. to agree or accede to: to grant a request. 4. to admit or concede;… …   Universalium

  • Irving Thalberg — en compagnie de sa femme, l actrice Norma Shearer en 1929 Données clés Nom d …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Irving Thalberg — en 1929 Nombre real Irving Grant Thalberg Nacimiento 30 de mayo de 1899 …   Wikipedia Español

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