On this Day in Movie History, May 10, 1902: David O. (Oliver) Selznick Was Born


American film producer, David O. Selznick (D June 22, 1965) was born on this day, May 10, 1902. Best known for having produced Gone with the Wind (1939) and Rebecca (1940), and The Third Man (1949), both the former earning him an Oscar for Best Picture, Rebecca was the first Hollywood production for British director Alfred Hitchcock. Selznick had brought Hitchcock over from England, launching the director’s American career. Rebecca was Hitchcock’s only film to win Best Picture.


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