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Irving G. Thalberg
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Producer
    (May 30, 1899-September 14, 1936)
    Married to actress Norma Shearer
    Head of Production at Universal and MGM
    Produced 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame,' 'The Big Parade,' 'The Divorcee,' 'The Good Earth,' 'Mutiny on the Bounty,' 'A Night at the Opera,' 'A Day at the Races' and 'Grand Hotel'
    He used all his influence to make sure that his wife was the biggest star at MGM.
    He was referred to as 'The Boy Wonder.'
    His film 'Grand Hotel' won the Oscar for Best Picture without being nominated in any other categories.
    Despite a spectacularly successful career, he is mainly remembered for having an award named in his honor.
    His health was so bad that doctors predicted he wouldn't live past twenty-five, but he made it to thirty-seven.
    He was named Head of Production at Universal Studios at twenty-one.
    He was named Head of Production at MGM Studios at twenty-four.
    He refused to put his name on films he produced, feeling that credit was something that should be given and not taken.
    He was instrumental in helping the careers of Lon Chaney, Marie Dressler, The Marx Brothers and countless other stars.
    The Motion Picture Academy's Irving Thalberg Award, honoring the industry's outstanding producer, is named after him.

Credit: Jon Mullich


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