George Davis (art director)

George W. Davis ( born April 17, 1914 in Kokomo, Indiana; † 10 March 1998) was an American art director.


Davis was educated at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and received the mid-1940s a job as a set designer for 20th Century Fox. In 1947, he worked at Joseph L. Mankiewiczs fantasy film The Ghost and Mrs. feet for the first time as an art director. In 1951 he received his first Oscar nomination for All About Eve. He was involved in several epics of the 1950s and, after a second Oscar nomination for David and Bathsheba 1954 his first Oscar for The Robe. After his second Academy Award for The Diary of Anne Frank, he moved to Metro-Goldwyn- Mayer, as there whose position became vacant by the retirement of Cedric Gibbons.

At MGM he worked not only in movies, but also TV series. Among other things, he oversaw many years the series Twilight Zone, Dr. Kildare and Solo for Oncel. During his tenure there, Davis received further eleven Academy Award nominations, but he no longer received a third Oscar. Among his most important works for MGM include Mutiny on the Bounty, The Cincinnati Kid, Point Blank and The Shoes of the Fisherman.

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