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Goldwyn, Samuel

Douglas Gomery

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 | ISBN: 9780195082098
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:
Goldwyn, Samuel

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Goldwyn, Samuel (birth stated as 27 Aug. 1882, but more likely July 1879–31 January 1974), motion picture pioneer, was born in Warsaw, Poland, the son of Aaron David Gelbfisz, a peddler, and Hannah Reban Jarecka. Goldwyn’s early years are clouded. Although official records show his name at birth as Goldfish, he was in fact born Schmuel Gelbfisz. As the eldest child, he attended ...

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Subjects: Film

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