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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Goldwyn, Samuel 1882-1974. Polish-born American film producer who founded his own film company (1917) and merged with Louis B. Mayer to form Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (1925). His many productions include The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), for which he won an Academy Award.

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  • n. United States film maker (born in Poland) who founded his own film company and later merged with Louis B. Mayer (1882-1974)

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Examples

  • "Conviction," which was directed by Tony Goldwyn from a script by Pamela Gray, provides a showcase for two exceptional actors.

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  • Patrick McMullan Carl Icahn, shown in New York in March, has been building up a position in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer debt.

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  • *** Entertainment Billionaire investor Carl Icahn bought a significant chunk of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's debt and is pushing the beleaguered film studio to merge with rival Lions Gate Entertainment, said people familiar with the matter.

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  • Billionaire investor Carl Icahn bought a significant chunk of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. 's debt an d is pushing the beleaguered film studio to merge with rival Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., said people familiar with the matter.

    Icahn Buys MGM Studios' Debt, Presses for a Lions Gate Merger

  • TPG was part of the consortium that several years ago acquired Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., the iconic movie studio that, struggling under crippling debt, now faces a restructuring.

    Hollywood's CAA Sells Stake to TPG

  • We started negotiations during the festival, but closed the deal with Samuel Goldwyn the week after the festival.

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  • Goldwyn has been a hissable villain since his role in "Ghost" and he is still refining his most hateful characteristics.

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  • White-owned indie companies of the era like Miramax, Samuel Goldwyn, New Line, and Kino International released many of these films, while only one black distributor African-American Images, who released Up Against the Wall chased the historic opportunity to tap this emerging market.

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  • The publicity still was taken from Butterfield 8, in which “she”, Elizabeth Taylor, had been forced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to fulfill the concluding terms of her contract by playing the role of a call-girl.

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  • David Goldwyn, a former State Department envoy for international energy affairs who now heads a consulting firm, said the U.S. could reuse some of the studies and analyses it has already conducted but that the process would take "a minimum of 18 months to two years."

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