Samuel Goldwyn

1882- 1974

American Movie Producer



As a young immigrant from Poland, Samuel Goldwyn could not have known what an impact he would have on American culture.He was born in Warsaw Poland. After arriving in New York he worked as a sales person for Elite Glove Company rising to VP of sales. He moved to New York were he formed a partnership with his brother-in-law Jesse Lasky and Cecille De Mille the Jesee Lasky Feature Play Company in 1913


Goldwyn became one of Hollywood's great producers, he co-founded the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, although he eventually left MGM to run an independent company.

Among the movies he produced were Wuthering Heights (1939), The Little Foxes (1941), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) and Guys and Dolls (1955). Goldwyn was also a generous philanthropist.