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Marcella Bannett Rabwin
Birth: May 15, 1908
Richmond
Henrico County
Virginia, USA
Death: Dec. 25, 1998
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Author, Executive Assistant to Hollywood film producer David O. Selznick. Raised and schooled in Virginia, she left for Los Angeles at 16, where she later attended UCLA and found a job as a custom dressmaker in Bullock's department store soon after graduating. From that point on, she used her non-nonsense determination to ascend the ladder of financial security, seizing each opportunity that came her way. She accepted an offer to work in Warner Brothers Studios' costume department, then switched to the position of secretary for executive Arthur Caesar then briefly for Darryl F. Zanuck. She next began to work for agent Myron Selznick, but left for RKO Studios due to a major pay cut. Three months after moving to RKO, the studios were bought by Myron's brother, David, who quickly promoted her from his secretary to his Executive Assistant. During the 1930s, she helped Selznick with the administrative duties of many of his films, particularly those of the 1939 classic "Gone with the Wind." It was also during this time that she met and fell in love with Hollywood physician Dr. Marcus Rabwin, whom she married in 1934. Her employment under David O. Selznick ended in 1941 when his obsessive need for memos to be written in the wee hours of the morning began to conflict with her marriage. Until her death, she remained close friends with many celebrities of Hollywood's heyday and took part in various community efforts. Her only book, "Yes, Mr. Selznick" was published about a year after her passing. (bio by: AmandaJH) 
 
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 Parents:
  Elena Eskin Eppes (1884 - 1980)
 
 Sibling:
  Selma Bannett (1902 - 1904)*
  Marcella Bannett Rabwin (1908 - 1998)
 
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Burial:
Hillside Memorial Park
Culver City
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Sanctuary of Faith Mausoleum, first floor, bottom row
 
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Record added: Jul 15, 2003
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