Definition of Irving Thalberg from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Irving Thalberg

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(1899-1936) a US businessman who became head of film production at Universal Pictures at the age of 20 and then at MGM when he was 25. He was known as the 'boy wonder'. He produced such films as Ben-Hur, Mutiny on the Bounty and The Good Earth (1937). Thalberg was married to the actor Norma Shearer.