Saturday, January 10, 2015

RIP Samuel Goldwyn Jr. 1926 - 2015

Samuel Goldwyn Jr. died on Friday January 9, 2015 at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.

He gave the world Julia Roberts in Mystic Pizza (uhhhhh, thanks?).  He also produced the films The Preachers Wife, Stella, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Cotton Comes to Harlem and more.

He was the son of legendary producer Samuel Goldwyn, who put the Goldwyn in
 Metro Goldwyn Mayer.

Best story:

 Goldwyn Jr. had a privileged upbringing. As a newspaper delivery boy, he initially tossed the papers, rolled up, from the window of his father’s limousine.

Goldwyn Jr. with a poster from his father's legendary film Wuthering Heights

His son Tony Goldwyn stars in the show Scandal.

Source:  New York Times

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