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Darryl F. Zanuck was a screenwriter in the 1920s who became a legendary producer from the 1930s to the 1970s. Some of his movies include: All About Eve, The Grapes of Wrath, How Green Was My Valley, The Longest Day, and Night and the City. He had an unusual beginning! He was born in Wahoo, Nebraska, the result of an affair between the owner of a hotel and the night clerk, and by the time he was 13, he had been abandoned by both his parents, and at 16, he lied about his age and joined the Army, serving in Belgium in World War I. Afterward, he had a series of odd jobs, but then got a job in the movie business, and the rest, as they say, is history! In case you were wondering, the "F" stands for Francis. Zanuck passed away in 1979 at the age of 77.
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