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George Cukor (1899–1983)


George Cukor was born on July 7, 1899 in Lower East Side, Manhattan, 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 Les Girls (1957). He died on January 24, 1983 in Beverly Grove, 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)
Les Girls
Les Girls Director
(1957)
Born Yesterday
Born Yesterday Director
(1950)

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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: The Great Gatsby. Drama. Written by Owen Davis. Based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Directed by George Cukor. Ambassador Theatre: 2 Feb 1926- May 1926 (closing date unknown/112 performances). Cast: Edward Butler (as "Ryan"), Elliot Cabot (as "Tom Buchanan"), William Clifford (as "Doc Civit"), Robert W. Craig (as "Wilson"... 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 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 »

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He was largely responsible for the ultimate look of the characters in the film The Wizard of Oz (1939). Richard Thorpe, the film's first director, had decided on how the makeup should look, and had made some rather catastrophic decisions (see Buddy Ebsen). He was eventually fired, and during a stopover at the film's set, Cukor gave some directorial suggestions (such as removing Judy Garland's ... See more »

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Directed many adaptations of books & plays and was known to be particularly skilled at interpreting stage plays for the screen See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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