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Marcella <I>Bannett</I> Rabwin

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Marcella Bannett Rabwin Famous memorial

Birth
Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Death
25 Dec 1998 (aged 90)
New York, New York County, New York, USA
Burial
Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA Add to Map
Plot
Sanctuary of Faith Mausoleum, first floor, bottom row
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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.
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.

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  • Originally Created by: AmandaJH
  • Added: Jul 15, 2003
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7690384/marcella-rabwin: accessed ), memorial page for Marcella Bannett Rabwin (15 May 1908–25 Dec 1998), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7690384, citing Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.