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Myron Selznick (October 5, 1898 – March 23, 1944) was an American film producer and talent agent.

Life and career

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he was the son of film executive Lewis J. Selznick and brother of renowned producer David O. Selznick. As a young man, Myron Selznick learned the film production business from his father and worked for his father's film company as a production supervisor.

After his father's company closed in 1925, Myron Selznick worked for other studios, primarily as a production adviser. However, with his industry connections, and aided by his brother's rise to one of the most powerful film producers in Hollywood, he saw a business opportunity and set himself up as a talent agent. Partnered with Frank Coleman Joyce, the brother of actress Alice Joyce, they formed Joyce-Selznick, Ltd., the first Los Angeles talent agency. The agency became very successful but personal problems plagued Selznick as a result of severe alcoholism that led to his early death at the age of forty-five in Santa Monica, California.

Selznick owned the thoroughbred racehorse Can't Wait who finished third in the 1938 Kentucky Derby.

Myron Selznick is interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.


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