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Edwin Booth Willis (January 28, 1893 – November 26, 1963) was an American motion picture set designer and decorator. Willis worked exclusively at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios for his entire career. During his career as a set designer Willis worked on over 600 separate productions. The Internet Movie Database lists his 577 film credits as set decorator, 163 credits as interior decorator and 24 credits as art director. Edwin B. Willis was nominated for the Academy Award in his profession 32 times, in certain years receiving multiple nominations. Willis won the Oscar on eight occasions. He was born in Decatur, Illinois and died of cancer in Hollywood, in 1963.
Interior decoration (Color) Blossoms in the Dust - 1941 The Yearling - 1946
Interior decoration (Black & white) Gaslight - 1944
Art direction/Set decoration (Color) Little Women - 1949 An American in Paris - 1951
Art direction/Set decoration (Black & white) The Bad and the Beautiful - 1952 Julius Caesar - 1953 Somebody Up There Likes Me - 1956