Goldwyn, Samuel

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Goldwyn, Samuel Gender: M
Gelbfisz, Shmuel
born on 27 August 1882 at 04:29 (= 04:29 AM )
Place Warsaw, Poland, 52n15, 21e00
Timezone WMT m21e00 (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating DD
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 03°43' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 08°45 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 26°58'

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Samuel Goldwyn


Polish-American who emigrated in 1896 and became one of the pioneering Hollywood entrepreneurs. In 1914 he formed a trio business association with Jesses Lasky and Cecil B. DeMille. Their first film "The Squaw Man" was a resounding success and provided their company with enough funds to complete 21 films in their first year. In 1916 the company added another partner, Adolph Zukor; fighting between the partners began and the company disbanded. Later that year, Goldwyn formed a new partnership with Edgar Selwyn, combining the syllable's of both names to form "Goldwyn." In 1918 he legally changed his name. He later made a merge with Louis Mayer to form MGM that only lasted until 1922. In 1923 he formed Samuel Goldwyn Productions, swearing never to associate with partners again. Sparing no expenses, recruiting the best talent in business and screenwriting, he began producing films of high quality. Soon, the Samuel Goldwyn Productions came to mean the best in entertainment. Goldwyn himself was not noted for great creativity but had the rare knack of consistently being able to put the right teams together. He received the Irving Thalberg Memorial Award in 1946 for "consistent high quality of production."

Goldwyn married Blanche Lasky in 1910, divorcing in 1919 and married actress Frances Howard in 1925. She became quite active in all production phases of Goldwyn's films after brining up their son, Samuel Goldwyn Jr.

Goldwyn was known for great philanthropy and some of the funniest malapropisms especially associated with Hollywood.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Lasky, Jesse L. (born 13 September 1880)


  • Relationship : Marriage 1910 (First marriage, Blanche Lasky)
  • Work : Start Business 1914 (Formed first production company)
  • Other Work 1916 (Added a new partner)
  • Misc. : Changed Name 1918 (Changed name to Goldwyn)
  • Work : Start Business 1923 (Formed Samuel Goldwyn Productions)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1925 (Second marriage, Frances Howard)
  • Work : Prize 1946 (Irving Thalberg Memorial Award for "quality productions")

Source Notes

Church of Light from Ziegler. Same date in Famous People; World Book Obit gives 1882. Circle Book of Charts #387 and 50,000 Birthdays give August 17, 1882. McEvers q. Goldwyn by Arthur Marx for the date August 27, 1881 (no time).


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Irving Thalberg Memorial Award)