Cukor, George


Cukor, George

▪ American film director
in full  George Dewey Cukor 
born July 7, 1899, New York, New York, U.S.
died January 24, 1983, Los Angeles, California
 American motion-picture director who produced films of high quality for 50 years, combining his skill in working with actors and, especially, actresses and his careful attention to details.

  Beginning as an assistant stage manager in 1918, Cukor worked as a stage director and manager in Rochester, New York, and in New York City before going to Hollywood in 1929, at the beginning of the sound era in motion pictures. He was the dialogue director for the motion pictures River of Romance (1929) and All Quiet on the Western Front (1930). Tarnished Lady (1931) was the first film he directed, and he achieved his first major success in 1933 with Little Women. His other commercial and artistic achievements include Dinner at Eight (1933), David Copperfield (1935), Sylvia Scarlett (1935), Camille (1936), Romeo and Juliet (1936), Holiday (1938), The Women (1939), The Philadelphia Story (1940), Keeper of the Flame (1942), Gaslight (1944), and Born Yesterday (1950).

 Cukor's postwar successes were mainly comedies with Spencer Tracy (Tracy, Spencer) and Katharine Hepburn (Hepburn, Katharine), such as Adam's Rib (1949) and Pat and Mike (1952), and dramas such as A Star Is Born (1954) and Justine (1969). Among his later films were Travels with My Aunt (1973) and Rich and Famous (1981). He received an Academy Award for his direction of My Fair Lady in 1964.
 

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