George Cukor (1899–1983)


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George Cukor was an American film director of Hungarian-Jewish descent, better known for directing comedies and literary adaptations. He once won the Academy Award for Best Director, and was nominated other four times for the same Award. In 1899, George Dewey Cukor was born on the Lower East Side of New York City. His parents were assistant ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 13 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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My Fair Lady Director
(1964)
(1940)
Les Girls Director
(1957)
A Star Is Born Director
(1954)

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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 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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Other Works:

Stage Play: Gypsy. Written by Maxwell Anderson. Directed by George Cukor. Klaw Theatre: 14 Jan 1929- Mar 1929 (closing date unknown/64 performances). Cast: Louis Calhern (as "Cleve"), Ruth Findlay (as "Sylvia"), Wallace Ford (as "Mac"), Claiborne Foster (as "Ellen"), Jefferson Hall (as "Janitor"), Lester Vail (as "David"), Mary Young (as "... See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 7 Print Biographies | 6 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 10 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the arbitrary and indelicate re-editing to shorten A Star Is Born (1954)] If they thought it was too long there were other ways of shortening it besides chopping and hacking out vital bits. Had we been allowed, Moss Hart and I could have sweated out 20 minutes, which would have been imperceptible to the audience. That's something which I can't understand. Producers spend millions of dollars ... See more »

Trivia:

He was famous as a sophisticated, witty personality but was also in the habit (mainly to be naughty) of blurting out unexpected profanities. See more »

Trademark:

He was often regarded as a "women's director" because his films frequently are centered around strong female characters. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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