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George Davis (art director)
American art director

George Davis (art director)

George Davis (art director)
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Quick Facts

Intro American art director
Was Artist Film crew member Art director Scenographer
From United States of America
Field Arts Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 17 April 1914, Kokomo
Death 3 October 1998, Los Angeles (aged 84 years)
Star sign Aries
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Biography

George Davis (April 17, 1914 – October 3, 1998) was a celebrated art director.

Career

Davis began his career as a sketch artist at Warner Brothers Studio. He joined the U.S. Marines during World War II and was discharged as a colonel. He then began work at 20th Century Fox, his first film was Joseph L. Mankiewicz's fantasy The Ghost and Mrs. Muir in 1947, a director for whom he frequently worked, notably on House of Strangers (1949), All About Eve (1950 No Way Out (both 1950) 5 Fingers (1952) and more than 50 other films including "Funny Face" (1957) and "Mutiny on the Bounty (1965).

He was also heavily involved in some of the big religious productions of the mid-50s, such as Demetrius and the Gladiators and The Egyptian (both 1954). He also worked extensively in TV on such shows as The Twilight Zone and The Man from U.N.C.L.E..

Davis was also the initial project manager of Disneyland Tokyo and the primary designer of Park City, UT. He was married to Barbara Louise Davis (née Davies) who died in 1990 at the age of 73. They had 2 children (Karen Louise Hoy, born 1940 and George Christopher Davis, born 1943). He lived in the same home in Santa Monica, California, from 1948 to his death in 1998.

Awards

Davis won Oscars for his work on The Robe (1953) and The Diary of Anne Frank (1959). He was nominated an additional 17 times.

Partial filmography

  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
  • Deep Waters (1948)
  • House of Strangers (1949)
  • The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949)
  • No Way Out (1950)
  • All About Eve (1950)
  • David and Bathsheba (1951)
  • Fourteen Hours (1951)
  • Rawhide (1951)
  • 5 Fingers (1952)
  • The Robe (1953)
  • Tonight We Sing (1953)
  • Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)
  • The Seven Year Itch (1955)
  • Love is a Many Splendored Thing (1956)
  • Funny Face (1957)
  • The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
  • Butterfield 8 (1960)
  • Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960)
  • Cimarron (1960)
  • Home from the Hill (1960)
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960)
  • All Fall Down (1961)
  • Go Naked in the World (1961)
  • Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
  • The Horizontal Lieutenant (1962)
  • The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962)
  • Period of Adjustment (1962)
  • The Hook (1963)
  • How the West Was Won (1963)
  • Twilight of Honor (1963)
  • The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)
  • Sunday in New York (1964)
  • The Outrage (1964)
  • Viva Las Vegas (1964)
  • The Americanization of Emily (1964)
  • A Patch of Blue (1965)
  • The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
  • The Sandpiper (1965)
  • 36 Hours (1965)
  • Spinout (1966)
  • Mr. Buddwing (1966)
  • Made in Paris (1966)
  • The Venetian Affair (1967)
  • The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968)
  • Heaven with a Gun (1969)
  • Marlowe (1969)

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