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Cedric Gibbons

Art Director + Set Decorator
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Born Mar 23, 1893
Hometown Dublin
Died Jul 26, 1960
Death Place USA
Other Names Gibbons, Austin C...

Austin Cedric Gibbons was an Irish American art director and production designer who was one of the most important and influential in the field in the history of American film. He also made a great impact on motion picture theater architecture through the 1930s to 1950s, the period considered the golden-era of theater architecture. He is credited as the designer of the Oscar statuette in 1928.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1893 Birth Born on March 23, 1893.

TWENTIES

1915 22 Years Old Gibbons was born in Dublin, Ireland and studied at the Art Students League of New York and worked for his architect father. While at Edison Studios from 1915, he first designed a set for a film released in 1919, assisting Hugo Ballin.
1918 25 Years Old But, after this first foray, the studio closed, and he signed with Samuel Goldwyn in 1918. … Read More

THIRTIES

1928 35 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He is credited as the designer of the Oscar statuette in 1928.
1930 37 Years Old In 1930, Gibbons married actress Dolores del Río and co-designed their house in Santa Monica, an intricate Art Deco residence influenced by Rudolf Schindler.

FORTIES

1941 48 Years Old They divorced in 1941, the year he married actress Hazel Brooks with whom he remained until his death at the age of 67. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1956 63 Years Old He retired in 1956 with about 1,500 films credited to him: however, his contract with MGM dictated that he receive credit as art director for every MGM film released in the United States, even though other designers may have done the bulk of the work. … Read More
1960 67 Years Old Died on July 26, 1960.
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