Darryl Francis Zanuck (September 5, 1902 – December 22, 1979) was an American film producer and studio executive; he earlier contributed stories for films starting in the silent era. He played a major part in the Hollywood studio system as one of its longest survivors (the length of his career was rivaled only by that of Adolph Zukor ). 
Darryl F. Zanuck, in full Darryl Francis Zanuck, (born September 5, 1902, Wahoo, Neb., U.S.—died December 22, 1979, Palm Springs, Calif.), Hollywood producer and movie executive for more than 40 years and an innovator of many trends in film. Abandoned by his parents at age 13, Zanuck joined the U.S. Army and fought in Belgium during World War I.
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Darryl F. Zanuck. Producer: The Longest Day. One of the kingpins of Hollywood's studio system, Zanuck was the offspring of the ill-fated marriage of the alcoholic night clerk in Wahoo, Nebraska's only hotel and the hotel owner's daughter. Both parents had abandoned him by the time he was 13.
Hollywood producer Darryl F. Zanuck was legendary in the industry — but not just for the movies he made. Zanuck worked his way through actresses on the sofa in his office faster than the credits...
Darryl F. Zanuck. Darryl F. Zanuck (1902-1979), a native Nebraskan, produced some of Hollywood’s most important and controversial films. He helped found 20th Century Fox and remained a major force in filmmaking for more than forty years, from the end of the 1920s until the beginning of the 1970s.
Producer and writer. Nationality: American. Born: Darryl Francis Zanuck in Wahoo, Nebraska, 5 September 1902; credited as Gregory Rogers, Melville Crossman, and Mark Canfield as writer in 1920s. Education: Page Military Academy; Manual Training High School; also studied under private tutors.
Darryl Francis Zanuck was born on September 5, 1902, in Wahoo, Nebraska. His father, Frank Zanuck, and his mother, Louise Torpin Zanuck, were an unhappy couple.
The character is anonymous, but it is assumed that Mr Z is based on Darryl F. Zanuck, one of the most influential producers of the 20th century – and, not coincidentally, the man who began...
Darryl Francis Zanuck Born - Wahoo, Nebraska, September 5, 1902 Passed On - Palm Springs, California, December 22, 1979 Co-founder, president and producer of 20th Century Fox Studio. Doctor of humanities, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska. Mason 50 years receiving the highest degree.