Filmmaker and co-founder of Goldwyn Pictures. He was also remembered for directing The Sin of Madelon Claudet from 1931.
He started his career as an actor before becoming a producer and head of a studio.
He had a ticket aboard the infamous Titanic, but he didn't end up on the ship.
He and his brother Archie co-founded the production company The Selwyns, which produced Broadway shows.
He founded Goldwyn Pictures, which would later become MGM Studios where producer Fred Quimby worked.