George Cukor biography

George Cukor

Film director

1899 – 1983

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Who was George Cukor?

George Dewey Cukor was an American film director. He mainly concentrated on comedies and literary adaptations. His career flourished at RKO when David O. Selznick, the studio's Head of Production, assigned Cukor to direct several of RKO's major films, including What Price Hollywood?, A Bill of Divorcement, Our Betters, and Little Women. When Selznick moved to MGM in 1933 Cukor followed and directed Dinner at Eight and David Copperfield for Selznick and Romeo and Juliet and Camille for Irving Thalberg.

He was replaced as the director of Gone with the Wind, but he went on to direct The Philadelphia Story, Gaslight, Adam's Rib, Born Yesterday, A Star Is Born and My Fair Lady. He continued to work into the 1980s.

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Born
Jul 7, 1899
Lower East Side
Also known as
  • George Dewey Cukor
Parents
Religion
  • Judaism
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
  • Hungarian people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • DeWitt Clinton High School
Died
Jan 24, 1983
Los Angeles
Resting place
Forest Lawn Memorial Park

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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