HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
1,468 (1,821)3010,939 (4.04)10
1.37:1 (9) 1930s (13) adventure (14) American Civil War (10) Audrey Hepburn (19) Bert Lahr (9) black and white (20) Blu-ray (17) box set (10) Cary Grant (27) children (9) cinema (12) Civil War (19) Clark Gable (12) classic (24) classics (13) comedy (73) drama (65) DVD (325) DVD-DRAMA (9) family (18) fantasy (36) fiction (33) film (63) Frank Morgan (9) historical fiction (11) James Stewart (12) Judy Garland (20) Katharine Hepburn (33) movie (107) movies (40) musical (101) musicals (18) Ray Bolger (10) Region 1 (9) Rex Harrison (13) romance (54) VHS (40) video (27) Vivien Leigh (12)
No events listed. (add an event)
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Gender
Nationality
Country (for map)
Birthplace
Place of death
Places of residence
Education
Occupations
Relationships
Organizations
Awards and honors
Agents
Short biography
George Cukor was born to a Hungarian Jewish immigrant family on the Lower East Side of New York City. He developed a love of theater as a child, taking dance lessons, appearing in amateur productions, and even cutting classes to see shows on Broadway. He graduated from De Witt Clinton High School in 1917, and went to work in the theater, rising from production assistant to stage manager to director.
Movies were becoming popular and by 1929, Cukor was invited to work in Hollywood. His first major project there was as a dialogue director for All Quiet on the Western Front (1930). He landed a few co-directing jobs as well, including The Royal Family of Broadway (1930). He made his directorial debut with Tallulah Bankhead's film debut, Tarnished Lady (1931), and helped discover Katharine Hepburn -- he fought with the RKO Studio to cast her in A Bill of Divorcement (1932). He had his first major success as a director working with Hepburn again in Little Women (1933). He went on to direct some of Hollywood's biggest stars, including Greta Garbo in Camille (1936). He worked with Hepburn and Cary Grant on The Philadelphia Story (1940) and made several sophisticated comedies. He suffered a career setback by being fired by David O. Selznick from the production of Gone with the Wind in 1939, but made successful films for many more years. He was particularly known for adaptations of books and stage plays for the screen; many of them centered on strong female characters. He received an Academy Award for My Fair Lady (1964).
Disambiguation notice

Member ratings

Average: (4.04)
0.5
1 7
1.5
2 6
2.5 10
3 17
3.5 18
4 53
4.5 22
5 71

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

George Cukor is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.

Includes

George Cukor is composed of 6 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 125,538,783 books! | Top bar: Always visible