• July 7, 1899
  • New York City, New York, USA
  • Male
  • American

George Cukor

Biography

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? (1932), A Bill of Divorcement (1932), Our Betters (1933), and Little Women (1933). When Selznick moved to MGM in 1933, Cukor followed and directed Dinner at Eight (1933) and David Copperfield (1935) for Selznick and Romeo and Juliet (1936) and Camille (1936) for Irving Thalberg. He was replaced as the director of Gone with the Wind (1939), but he went on to direct The Philadelphia Story (1940), Gaslight (1944), Adam's Rib (1949), Born Yesterday (1950), A Star Is Born (1954), Bhowani Junction (1956), and won the Academy Award for Best Director for My Fair Lady (1964). He continued to work into the 1980s. (cc-by-sa wikipedia)

Filmography

Movie NameRelease Date
A Star Is Born October 16, 1954
Gone with the Wind January 17, 1940
My Fair Lady December 25, 1964
The Wizard of Oz August 25, 1939