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Samuel Goldwyn Jr.
American film producer

Samuel Goldwyn Jr.

Samuel Goldwyn Jr.
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Intro American film producer
Was Film director Film producer Businessperson
From United States of America
Field Business Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 7 September 1926, United States of America
Death 9 January 2015, Los Angeles (aged 88 years)
Mother: Frances Howard
Father: Samuel Goldwyn
Spouse: Jennifer Howard
Children: Tony GoldwynLiz Goldwyn
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Samuel John Goldwyn Jr. (September 7, 1926 – January 9, 2015) was an American film producer.

Early life

Samuel Goldwyn Jr. was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of actress Frances Howard (1903–1976) and the pioneer motion picture mogul Samuel Goldwyn (1879–1974). He attended Fountain Valley School in Colorado Springs, Colorado and the University of Virginia.


After serving in the United States Army during World War II, he worked as a theatrical producer in London and for Edward R. Murrow at CBS in New York. He then followed in his father's footsteps and founded the motion picture production companies Formosa Productions, The Samuel Goldwyn Company and Samuel Goldwyn Films.

In 1950 Goldwyn married Jennifer Howard (1925–1993), the daughter of prominent author and screenwriter Sidney Howard. The couple had four children including actor Tony Goldwyn and studio executive John Goldwyn. They divorced in 1968 and he married a second time to Peggy Elliot with whom he had two children. That marriage ended in divorce. At the time of his death he was married to his third wife, Patricia Strawn.


Goldwyn died of congestive heart failure on January 9, 2015, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 88.

Partial filmography

  • Good-Time Girl (1948) (associate producer)
  • Man with the Gun (1955) (producer)
  • The Sharkfighters (1956) (producer)
  • The Proud Rebel (1958) (producer)
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960) (producer)
  • The Young Lovers (1964) (producer and director)
  • Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970) (producer)
  • Come Back, Charleston Blue (1972) (producer)
  • The Visitor (1979) (executive producer; uncredited)
  • The Golden Seal (1983) (producer)
  • Once Bitten (1985) (executive producer)
  • A Prayer for the Dying (1987) (producer)
  • Fatal Beauty (1987) (executive producer; uncredited)
  • Mystic Pizza (1988) (executive producer)
  • Outback (1989) (producer)
  • Stella (1990) (producer)
  • Rock-a-Doodle (1991) (executive distributor)
  • The Program (1993) (producer)
  • The Preacher's Wife (1996) (producer)
  • Tortilla Soup (2001) (executive producer)
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) (producer)
  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) (producer)

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