Joseph C. Wright

Joseph Charles Wright ( born August 19, 1892 in Chicago, † 24 February 1985 in Oceanside, California ) was an American production designer in film.


Joseph C. Wright worked as a production designer in film from 1923. Mid-1920s, he worked for MGM, then for Universal Studios and later for Columbia Pictures. From 1935 he was at 20th Century Fox newly created under contract, where he became frequently collaborated with Richard Day and Thomas Little. Together they won for the movies This Above All (1942 ) and The Queen of Broadway ( My Gal Sal, 1942), two Academy Awards in the category Best Art Direction. Wright received during his career ten more Oscar nominations, including for Henry Koster ... and the heavens laughs it ( Come to the Stable, 1949), Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Stealing Harvard - and Dolls ( Guys and Dolls, 1955) Otto Preminger and the Man with the Golden Arm (The man with the Golden arm, 1955). In the late 1960s he retired from the film business.

Joseph C. Wright died in 1985 at the age of 92 in Oceanside, California.

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