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George Stevens with his Oscar for Giant

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George Stevens (December 18, 1904 – March 8, 1975) was an American film director, producer, screenwriter and cinematographer.

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  • Born: December 18, 1904 Oakland, California, United States
  • Died: March 8, 1975 (aged 70) Lancaster, California, United States
  • Cause of death: Heart attack
  • Occupation: director, cinematographer, actor, writer, producer
  • Years active: 1915–1970
  • Spouse(s): Yvonne Howell (1930–1947) Joan McTavish (1968–1975)
  • Children: George Stevens, Jr.
  • Awards: Academy Award for Best Director nominated in 1943 for The More the Merrier awarded in 1951 for A Place in the Sun nominated in 1954 for Shane awarded in 1956 for Giant nominated in 1959 for The Diary of Anne Frank Legion of Merit star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (1954) National Board of Review Award for Best Director New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director

Read more about George Stevens at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Variety, 2020-01-02 01:49:23
Jack Garfein, the longtime teacher, director, writer, producer and pivotal member of the Actors Studio died on Dec. 30 due to complications from leukemia, according to Playbill. He was 89. Garfein’s influence and expertise touched the lives of many names from directors George Stevens and John Ford to actors Sissy ...

The Moviegoer, Aug. 26-Sept. 1
LA Times Entertainme, 2018-08-24 13:00:00
Laemmle Anniversary Classics Director George Stevens’ Shane, the classic 1953 Western about a mysterious gunslinger (Alan Ladd) who defends homesteaders from a ruthless, land-grabbing cattle baron. With Jean Arthur, Van Heflin and Jack Palance. A discussion with David Ladd, Alan’s son, will follow....

'From Hollywood to Nuremberg': How three noted filmmakers used their cameras to document Nazi atrocities
LA Times Entertainme, 2017-10-07 14:00:00
"Filming the Camps: John Ford, Samuel Fuller, George Stevens, From Hollywood to Nuremberg," details the documentary efforts at World War II concentration camps and in preparation for the Nuremberg trials.

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