As observed by reporter Sylviane Gold when intervewing Tony for A Walk On The Moon
"WATCHING him order around the household pets — ”Sit!” he says sternly to the dogs, who blithely ignore him — is perhaps not the best introduction to his directing abilities. But when the 4-year-old, Tess, who’s been in bed with a nasty reaction to a vaccine, awakens flushed and feverish, Mr. Goldwyn coolly takes charge, quiets the wailing child and brushes off the suggestion of a call to the doctor. You get the idea that his unflappable assurance could come in handy on a movie set."
A unicorn in truth.
Read the rest at http://www.nytimes.com/1999/03/28/movies/film-a-goldwyn-on-the-way-up-in-the-family-business.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm