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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Harry Horner (July 24, 1910 - December 5, 1994) was an Austrian art director who made a successful career in Hollywood. He was born in the town of Holitz, which now belongs to the Czech Republic, to German speaking parents in Bohemia.

He began his career working with Max Reinhardt in Vienna. When Reinhardt moved to the United States in the early 1930s, Horner went along with him. During World War II, he served as production designer and set designer for the U.S. Army Air Forces show Winged Victory. He won an Oscar in 1949 for his work on William Wyler's The Heiress and another in 1961 for Robert Rossen's drama The Hustler.

One of his first notable successes was George Cukor's A Double Life (1947) and he soon found himself up on the Oscar podium in 1949 for his work on William Wyler's The Heiress. He worked with Cukor again in 1950 on Born Yesterday and then tried his hand at directing on several TV series, including Gunsmoke. He was nominated for a third time in 1969 for Sydney Pollack's 30s drama They Shoot Horses, Don't They .  Horner directed a few films beginning with Red Planet Mars and Beware, My Lovely both in 1952.

He retired after completing the Neil Diamond remake of The Jazz Singer in 1980. He died of pneumonia in 1994 in Pacific Palisades, California, aged 84.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Harry Horner, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Harry Horner (July 24, 1910 - December 5, 1994) was an Austrian art director who made a successful career in Hollywood. He was born in the town of Holitz, which now belongs to the Czech Republic, to German speaking parents in Bohemia.

He began his career working with Max Reinhardt in Vienna. When Reinhardt moved to the United States in the early 1930s, Horner went along with him. During World War II, he served as production designer and set designer for the U.S. Army Air Forces show Winged Victory. He won an Oscar in 1949 for his work on William Wyler's The Heiress and another in 1961 for Robert Rossen's drama The Hustler.

One of his first notable successes was George Cukor's A Double Life (1947) and he soon found himself up on the Oscar podium in 1949 for his work on William Wyler's The Heiress. He worked with Cukor again in 1950 on Born Yesterday and then tried his hand at directing on several TV series, including Gunsmoke. He was nominated for a third time in 1969 for Sydney Pollack's 30s drama They Shoot Horses, Don't They .  Horner directed a few films beginning with Red Planet Mars and Beware, My Lovely both in 1952.

He retired after completing the Neil Diamond remake of The Jazz Singer in 1980. He died of pneumonia in 1994 in Pacific Palisades, California, aged 84.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Harry Horner, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Art

Gender Male

Known Credits 28

Birthday 1910-07-24

Day of Death 1994-12-05

Place of Birth Holitz, Bohemia

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Art TV ShowsMovies

1980 The Jazz Singer Production Design
1978 Moment by Moment Production Design
1978 The Driver Set Designer
1977 Audrey Rose Production Design
1975 The Black Bird Production Design
1972 Up the Sandbox Production Design
1971 Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? Production Design
1961 The Hustler Production Design
1958 Separate Tables Production Design
1951 He Ran All the Way Production Design
1950 Born Yesterday Production Design
1949 The Heiress Art Direction Production Design

Directing

1959 R.C.M.P (3 episodes)Director
1959 World of Giants (2 episodes)Director
1958 Lux Playhouse (1 episode)Director
1958 The Rough Riders (1 episode)Director
1956 The Wild Party Director
1956 Man from Del Rio Director
1955 Gunsmoke (1 episode)Director
1955 A Life in the Balance Director
1955 TV Reader's Digest (6 episodes)Director
1954 New Faces Director
1953 Vicki Director
1952 Cavalcade of America (2 episodes)Director
1952 Four Star Playhouse (1 episode)Director
1952 Beware, My Lovely Director
1952 Red Planet Mars Director
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1 episode)Director

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