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George Stevens
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George Stevens with his Oscar for directing Giant
George Cooper Stevens

(1904-12-18)December 18, 1904
Died March 8, 1975(1975-03-08) (aged 70)
Cause of death Heart attack
Resting place Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Occupation director, cinematographer, actor, writer, producer
Years active 1915–1970
Spouse(s) Yvonne Howell (1930–1947)
Joan McTavish (1968–1975)
Children George Stevens, Jr.

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

George Cooper Stevens (December 18, 1904 – March 8, 1975) was an American movie director, producer, screenwriter and cinematographer. His best known works are A Place in the Sun (1951), Shane (1953), Giant (1956), and The Diary of Anne Frank (1959).

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