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Samuel Goldwyn

Born: Aug 17, 1879

Death: Jan 31, 1974

Birthplace: Warsaw

Profession: Film Producer

Nationality: Poland

Samuel Goldwyn

Date of Birth : Aug 17, 1879
Date of Death : Jan 31, 1974
Birth Place : Warsaw

Samuel Goldwyn, also known as Samuel Goldfish, was a Jewish Polish American film producer. He was most well known for being the founding contributor and executive of several motion picture studios in Hollywood. His awards include the 1973 Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 1947, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1958.


  • Film Producer
  • Businessperson

Also known as

  • Szmuel Gelbfisz
  • Szmul Gelbfisz
  • Schmuel Gelbfisz
  • Shmuel Gelbfisz
  • Samuel Goldfish
  • Mister Malaprop


  • Aaron David Gelbfisz
  • Hannah Reban


  • Frances Howard
  • Blanche Lasky


  • Samuel Goldwyn, Jr.
  • Ruth Capps

Awards Won

  • Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety-Music Events Programming
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