William Cameron Menzies

Production Designer, Film director

1896 – 1957

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Who was William Cameron Menzies?

William Cameron Menzies was an Academy Award-winning American film production designer and art director who also worked as a director, producer, and screenwriter during a career spanning five decades. He earned acclaim for his work in silent movies, and later pioneered the use of color in film for dramatic effect.

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Born
Jul 29, 1896
New Haven
Also known as
  • Wiliam C. Menzies
  • Wm. Cameron Menzies
  • Billy
  • William Menzies
  • William C. Menzies
Parents
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Edinburgh
  • Yale University
  • Art Students League of New York
Died
Mar 5, 1957
Los Angeles
Resting place
Forest Lawn Memorial Park

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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