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George Cukor

George Cukor (July 7, 1899 - January 23, 1983) was an American film director. Born in New York, he worked as a stage producer before his dialogue direction for All Quiet on the Western Front led to work for Paramount Pictures then RKO and MGM. He directed Katharine Hepburn in her first film, A Bill of Divorcement and is generally noted for his witty work, especially with actresses.

It has been said that he was replaced as director on Gone With the Wind, because Clark Gable did not like him. He was well known for being homosexual.

On his passing in 1983, he was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

George Cukor Facts

Birth NameGeorge Dewey Cukor
BirthdayJuly 7, 1899
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA
Date of deathJanuary 24, 1983 (age 83)
Height5' 9" (1m75)  How tall is George Cukor compared to you?
Awards1965 Academy Awards: Best Director (for My Fair Lady)
1965 Golden Globe Awards: Best Director - Motion Picture (for My Fair Lady)

Selected Filmography

Not available.