This Day in Jewish History 1936: Hollywood’s 'Boy Wonder’ Producer, Irving Thalberg, Dies

Film producer was behind such hits as 'Ben-Hur' and 'Grand Hotel,' active member in the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League.

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On September 14, 1936, Irving Thalberg – the “Boy Wonder” of Hollywood; the producer who, while still in his 20s, turned MGM into Hollywood’s most successful moviemaker – died. He was 37 and had lasted seven...