Born George Dewey Cukor.
Date of birth : July 7, 1899, New York City.
Date of death : January 23, 1983, Los Angeles.
Profession movie director.
256 East 68th Street, New York (in 1918)
6350 Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles (in 1930)
He learned his job in Broadway before going to Hollywood.
During his 51 years career, he established himself with a reputation of a sensitive and cultured director.
Know for his abilities to direct some "difficult" actresses (Katharine Hepburn, Constance Bennett, Vivien Leigh, Ingrid Bergman, Ava Gardner, Sophia Loren, Judy Garland), he managed to work well with each of them; but his collaboration with Marilyn in "Let's Make Love" was disappointing and disastrous in "Something's Got to Give".
press conference January 16, 1960
Jack Cole and Marilyn
Arthur Miller and Marilyn ;-
Yves Montand and Marilyn
with Dean Martin and Marilyn ,
with Wally Cox and Marilyn
He belonged to the list of Marilyn favourite directors that she gave to the Fox Studios in 1955. At that time she hadn't worked yet with him but was impressed by his reputation.
On the shooting of "Something's Got to Give", Marilyn's confidence in Cukor quickly failed, because they didn't agree about the script changes, and above all, Cukor didn't put up with her endless delays. The Fox replaced him by Jean Negulesco, before they fired Marilyn and stopped the shooting.
He directed : "What Price Hollywood?" (1932),"Dinner at Eight" (1933),"David Copperfield" (1935),"Camille" (1937),"Holiday" (1938),"The Women" (1939), "Adam's Rib" (1949), "A Star is Born" (1954).BACK TO INDEX NEXT FILE