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Darryl F. Zanuck Height, Weight, Age, Family, Children

Darryl F. Zanuck Quick Info
Height 5 ft 6 in
Weight 66 kg
Date of Birth September 5, 1902
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Date of Death December 22, 1979

Darryl F. Zanuck was an American film producer and studio executive who gained widespread prominence as the head of Twentieth Century Fox and was instrumental in developing the Hollywood studio system. He produced numerous classic films, among which are All About Eve (1950), Twelve O’Clock High (1949), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), How Green Was My Valley (1941), Les Miserables (1935), The House of Rothschild (1934), Gentleman’s Agreement (1947), and The Longest Day (1962).

Born Name

Darryl Francis Zanuck

Nick Name

Mark Canfield

Darryl F Zanuck as seen in 1964
Darryl F Zanuck as seen in 1964 (Unknown Author / Wikimedia / Public Domain)


He was born on September 5, 1902.


On December 22, 1979, he passed away from pneumonia in Palm Springs at the age of 77 years.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Wahoo, Nebraska, United States





Film Producer, Studio Executive


  • Father – Frank Harvey Zanuck
  • Mother – Sarah Louise Torpin
  • Siblings – Donald Zanuck (Older Brother) (Died in an accident in 1903)




5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm


66 kg or 145.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Boyfriend / Spouse

Darryl F. Zanuck had dated –

  1. Alice Faye
  2. Gene Tierney
  3. Tyrone Power
  4. Capucine
  5. Virginia Fox (1924-1979) – He got married to the silent film actress Virginia Fox on January 12, 1924. The couple had raised 3 children together, daughters Darrilyn Zanuck and Susan Marie Zanuck as well as son Richard Zanuck (b. December 13, 1934). Owing to Zanuck’s numerous liaisons, they decided to separate in 1956. However, the duo never formalized their divorce.
  6. Merle Oberon (1934)
  7. Carole Landis (1940-1941)
  8. Marilyn Monroe (1946)
  9. Anne Baxter (1950)
  10. Gloria Talbott (1950)
  11. Corinne Calvet (19501951)
  12. Bella Darvi (1954-1957)
  13. James Dean (1955)
  14. Lise Bourdin (1956)
  15. Juliette Gréco (1959)
  16. Irina Demick (1963)
  17. Geneviève Gilles (1965-1973)
Darryl F Zanuck as seen at the Academy Awards celebration in 1964
Darryl F Zanuck as seen at the Academy Awards celebration in 1964 (Gentleman’s Agreement trailer screenshot / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color

Dark Brown

However, his hair had turned ‘Gray’ by the time of his death owing to his advanced age.

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • He sported a mustache.
  • Short height
  • He chain-smoked oversized cigars.
  • High s**ual drive
American film producer Darryl F Zanuck
American film producer Darryl F Zanuck (Zanuckfe / Instagram)

Darryl F. Zanuck Facts

  1. In 1917, he enlisted in the United States Army at the young age of 15 years (by deceiving his recruiter) and fought in World War I.
  2. Zanuck played a significant role in normalizing the casting couch culture in film studios and would reportedly greet young wannabe actresses during auditions wearing his dressing gown with nothing underneath. In fact, he would conduct these so-called auditions in his 20th Century Fox office every day between 4:00 and 4:30 pm.
  3. He has been portrayed in various films by different actors such as Peter Maloney in This Year’s Blonde (1980), Sandy McPeak in Marilyn and Me (1991), William Atherton in Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999), etc.
  4. Zanuck produced/executive produced 3 films that won the ‘Best Picture’ Oscar: How Green Was My Valley (1941), Gentleman’s Agreement (1947), and All About Eve (1950).
  5. Many of his films addressed pressing social issues of its time like anti-semitism in Gentleman’s Agreement (1947), racism in Pinky (1949), destitution in The Grapes of Wrath (1940) and Tobacco Road (1941), labor exploitation and the environment’s destruction in How Green Was My Valley (1941), and mistreatment of the mentally ill in institutions in The Snake Pit (1948).
  6. To celebrate his invaluable contribution to the motion picture industry, Zanuck was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6336 Hollywood Boulevard on February 8, 1960.
  7. He co-produced Steven Spielberg‘s first feature film, The Sugarland Express (1974).

Featured Image by Unknown Author / Wikimedia / Public Domain

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