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Jo Mielziner (1901–1976)

What Cedric Gibbons was to MGM, Jo Mielziner was to Broadway. Simply put, American theatrical design can be divided distinctly into pre and post Mielziner periods. Born in Paris, France in 1901, he wasn't French--- his parents were American ex-patriate artists. Mielziner was schooled in England, the U.S. and eventually, across the European ... See full bio »

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Picnic
Picnic Production Designer
(1955)
Top Banana
Top Banana Production Designer
(1954)
Critic at Large
Critic at Large Himself - Set Designer / Himself - Theatrical Designer
(1948-1949)
The American Venus
The American Venus Production Designer
(1926)

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 1955 Picnic
 1954 Top Banana (uncredited)
 1926 The American Venus (uncredited)
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 1948-1949 Critic at Large (TV Series)
Himself - Set Designer / Himself - Theatrical Designer
- Episode #1.30 (1949) ... Himself - Set Designer
- Episode #1.23 (1949) ... Himself - Theatrical Designer
- Episode #1.14 (1948) ... Himself - Set Designer
 1948 Tonight on Broadway (TV Series)
Himself
- Mister Roberts (1948) ... Himself
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He was set designer for Norman Krasna's play, "Kind Sir," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Mary Martin, Charles Boyer, Dorothy Stickney, Margalo Gillmore, Frank Conroy and Robert Ross in the cast. Mainbocher was costume designer. Joshua Logan was producer and director. See more »
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Won five Tony Awards as Best Scenic Designer: in 1949 for "Sleepy Hollow," "Summer and Smoke," "Anne of the Thousand Days," "Death of a Salesman" and "South Pacific;" in 1950 for "The Innocents;" in 1952 for "The King and I;" and in 1970 for"Child's Play;" and as Best Lighting Designer, also in 1970 for "Child's Play." He was Tony-nominated seven other times: as Best Scenic Designer, in 1956 for ... See more »

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