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George Cukor (1899–1983)


George Cukor was born on July 7, 1899 in New York City, New York, USA as George Dewey Cukor. He is known for his work on My Fair Lady (1964), The Philadelphia Story (1940) and Adam's Rib (1949). He died on January 24, 1983 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 13 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady Director
(1964)
The Philadelphia Story
(1940)
Adam's Rib
Adam's Rib Director
(1949)
A Star Is Born
A Star Is Born Director
(1954)

Filmography

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 2003 Barbra Streisand: The Movie Album (Video short) (segment "Wild Is The Wind")
 1979 The Corn Is Green (TV Movie)
 1976 The Blue Bird
 1975 Love Among the Ruins (TV Movie)
 1969 Justine
 1964 My Fair Lady
 1962 Something's Got to Give (Short)
 1960 Song Without End (finished after Vidor's death, uncredited)
 1958 Hot Spell (uncredited)
 1957 Les Girls
 1956 Lust for Life (co-director - uncredited)
 1953 The Actress
 1952 Pat and Mike
 1949 Adam's Rib
 1947 A Double Life
 1947 Desire Me (uncredited)
 1944 I'll Be Seeing You (uncredited)
 1944 Gaslight
 1943 Resistance and Ohm's Law (Documentary short)
 1940 Susan and God
 1939 Gone with the Wind (uncredited)
 1939 The Women
 1939 The Wizard of Oz (uncredited)
 1938 Zaza
 1938 Holiday
 1938 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (some scenes: retakes, uncredited)
 1938 I Met My Love Again (uncredited)
 1936 Camille
 1935 No More Ladies (uncredited)
 1934 Manhattan Melodrama (uncredited)
 1933 Little Women
 1933 Our Betters
 1932 The Animal Kingdom (uncredited)
 1932 Rockabye
 1932 One Hour with You (uncredited)
 1930 Grumpy
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: A Free Soul. Written by Willard Mack. Based on the novel by Adela Rogers St. Johns. Directed by George Cukor. Playhouse Theatre: 12 Jan 1928- Apr 1928 (closing date unknown/100 performances). Cast: E.J. Barrett (as "Bailiff"), William E. Barry (as "Hooper"), George Baxter (as "Dwight Sutro"), James H. Bell (as "Bill Wilfong"), ... See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 7 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 9 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on directing Judy Garland in A Star Is Born (1954)] When you look at something, you're used to seeing the whole of a thing - then suddenly you see a section, arbitrarily, not composed. Just a section of something cut off. In the David painting 'Sacre de Napoleon', when the detail is reproduced in an art book, you see a head to one side, bits of other heads cut off here and there. And I thought, ... See more »

Trivia:

Cukor was fired as director of Gone with the Wind (1939) only a month before The Women (1939) was scheduled to begin filming. Producer Hunt Stromberg enlisted Cukor's services immediately upon his sudden availability. See more »

Trademark:

His 8 film collaborations with Katharine Hepburn See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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