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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.

Academy Awards

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

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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.

Academy Awards

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

Personal Info

Known For Art

Gender Male

Known Credits 230

Birthday 1893-01-28

Day of Death 1963-11-26

Place of Birth Decatur, Illinois, USA

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Also Known As

  • Edwin Booth Willis
  • Edwin Willis

Art TV ShowsMovies

1957 Raintree CountySet Decoration
1957 Until They SailSet Decoration
1957 House of NumbersSet Decoration
1957 Silk StockingsSet Decoration
1957 Something of ValueSet Decoration
1956 The Great American PastimeSet Decoration
1956 The RackSet Decoration
1956 These Wilder YearsSet Decoration
1956 The Fastest Gun AliveSet Decoration
1956 Somebody Up There Likes MeSet Decoration
1956 The Catered AffairSet Decoration
1956 GabySet Decoration
1956 Forbidden PlanetSet Decoration
1956 Ransom!Set Decoration
1955 It's a Dog's LifeSet Decoration
1955 MoonfleetSet Decoration
1955 The CobwebSet Decoration
1955 Blackboard JungleSet Decoration
1955 Bad Day at Black RockSet Decoration
1954 Deep in My HeartSet Decoration
1954 Seven Brides for Seven BrothersSet Decoration
1954 Executive SuiteSet Decoration
1953 Escape from Fort BravoSet Decoration
1953 The ActressSet Decoration
1953 Remains to Be SeenSet Decoration
1953 Bright RoadSet Decoration
1953 The Story of Three LovesSet Decoration
1953 Rogue's MarchSet Decoration
1953 The Naked SpurSet Decoration
1952 The Bad and the BeautifulSet Decoration
1952 The Prisoner of ZendaSet Decoration
1952 My Man and ISet Decoration
1952 Shadow in the SkySet Decoration
1952 Skirts Ahoy!Set Decoration
1952 Singin' in the RainSet Decoration
1951 Angels in the OutfieldSet Decoration
1951 An American in ParisSet Decoration
1951 The Painted HillsSet Decoration
1951 Father's Little DividendSet Decoration
1951 Mr. ImperiumSet Decoration
1951 Inside StraightSet Decoration
1950 The Magnificent YankeeSet Decoration
1950 Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. MaloneSet Decoration
1950 KimSet Decoration
1950 King Solomon's MinesSet Decoration
1950 To Please a LadySet Decoration
1950 A Life of Her OwnSet Decoration
1950 Summer StockSet Decoration
1950 The Toast of New OrleansSet Decoration
1950 Mystery StreetSet Decoration
1950 Three Little WordsSet Decoration
1950 CrisisSet Decoration
1950 The Skipper Surprised His WifeSet Decoration
1950 Father of the BrideSet Decoration
1950 The Asphalt JungleSet Decoration
1950 Stars in My CrownSet Decoration
1950 The Reformer and the RedheadSet Decoration
1950 Side StreetSet Decoration
1950 The OutridersSet Decoration
1950 Key to the CitySet Decoration
1950 Two Weeks with LoveSet Decoration
1949 MalayaSet Decoration
1949 East Side, West SideSet Decoration
1949 On the TownSet Decoration
1949 TensionSet Decoration
1949 Intruder in the DustSet Decoration
1949 Adam's RibSet Designer
1949 That Forsyte WomanSet Decoration
1949 The Doctor and the GirlSet Decoration
1949 That Midnight KissSet Decoration
1949 Scene of the CrimeSet Decoration
1949 Any Number Can PlaySet Decoration
1949 The Great SinnerSet Decoration
1949 Neptune's DaughterSet Decoration
1949 The Stratton StorySet Decoration
1949 The Sun Comes UpSet Decoration
1949 The Secret GardenSet Decoration
1949 Big JackSet Decoration
1949 Little WomenSet Decoration
1949 Take Me Out to the Ball GameSet Decoration
1949 The BribeSet Decoration
1949 Act of ViolenceSet Decoration
1949 The Barkleys of BroadwaySet Decoration
1949 Challenge to LassieSet Decoration
1948 The Kissing BanditSet Decoration
1948 Easter ParadeSet Decoration
1948 HomecomingSet Decoration
1948 State of the UnionSet Decoration
1948 Tenth Avenue AngelSet Decoration
1948 Three Daring DaughtersSet Decoration
1947 Good NewsSet Decoration
1947 Killer McCoySet Decoration
1947 Desire MeSet Decoration
1947 The HuckstersSet Decoration
1947 The Romance of Rosy RidgeSet Decoration
1946 The Secret HeartSet Decoration
1946 The YearlingSet Decoration
1946 UndercurrentSet Decoration
1946 Courage of LassieSet Decoration
1946 Up Goes MaisieSet Decoration
1945 Week-End at the WaldorfSet Decoration
1945 The Hidden EyeSet Decoration
1945 Ziegfeld FolliesSet Decoration
1945 Anchors AweighSet Decoration
1945 BewitchedSet Decoration
1945 The ClockSet Decoration
1944 National VelvetSet Decoration
1944 Lost in a HaremSet Decoration
1944 Meet Me in St. LouisSet Decoration
1944 Maisie Goes to RenoSet Decoration
1944 The Canterville GhostSet Decoration
1944 Bathing BeautySet Decoration
1944 The White Cliffs of DoverSet Decoration
1944 GaslightSet Decoration
1944 A Guy Named JoeSet Decoration
1944 Broadway RhythmSet Decoration
1943 Lost AngelSet Decoration
1943 Girl CrazySet Decoration
1943 Swing FeverSet Decoration
1943 Best Foot ForwardSet Decoration
1943 Lassie Come HomeSet Decoration
1943 Swing Shift MaisieSet Decoration
1943 The Man from Down UnderSet Decoration
1943 Cabin in the SkySet Decoration
1943 The Human ComedySet Decoration
1943 Keeper of the FlameSet Decoration
1942 Whistling in DixieSet Decoration
1942 Seven SweetheartsSet Decoration
1942 For Me and My GalSet Decoration
1942 Panama HattieSet Decoration
1942 Somewhere I'll Find YouSet Decoration
1942 Calling Dr. GillespieSet Decoration
1942 Mrs. MiniverSet Decoration
1942 Her Cardboard LoverSet Decoration
1942 Tortilla FlatSet Decoration
1942 Sunday PunchSet Decoration
1942 Ship AhoySet Decoration
1942 Nazi AgentSet Decoration
1942 The Vanishing VirginianSet Decoration
1942 The Bugle SoundsSettings
1941 Design for ScandalSet Decoration
1941 Smilin' ThroughSet Decoration
1941 Life Begins for Andy HardySet Decoration
1941 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeSet Decoration
1941 Ringside MaisieSet Decoration
1941 Blossoms in the DustSet Decoration
1941 The Get-AwaySet Decoration
1941 Billy the KidSet Decoration
1941 Love CrazySet Decoration
1941 A Woman's FaceSet Decoration
1941 The People Vs. Dr. KildareSet Decoration
1941 The Bad ManSet Decoration
1941 Rage in HeavenSet Decoration
1941 Blonde InspirationSet Decoration
1940 Comrade XSet Decoration
1940 Go WestSet Decoration
1940 The Philadelphia StorySet Decoration
1940 Bitter SweetSet Decoration
1940 EscapeSet Decoration
1940 DulcySet Decoration
1940 Boom TownSet Decoration
1940 I Love You AgainSet Decoration
1940 We Who Are YoungSet Decoration
1940 Sporting BloodSet Decoration
1940 New MoonSet Decoration
1940 The Captain Is a LadySet Decoration
1940 Phantom RaidersSet Decoration
1940 The Mortal StormSet Decoration
1940 Waterloo BridgeSet Decoration
1940 20 Mule TeamSet Decoration
1940 The Ghost Comes HomeSet Decoration
1940 Strange CargoSet Decoration
1940 Northwest PassageSet Decoration
1940 Broadway Melody of 1940Set Decoration
1940 I Take This WomanSet Decoration
1940 Congo MaisieSet Decoration
1940 The Shop Around the CornerSet Decoration
1940 The Earl of ChicagoSet Decoration
1939 Judge Hardy and SonSet Decoration
1939 Nick Carter, Master DetectiveSet Decoration
1939 BalalaikaSet Decoration
1939 Joe and Ethel Turp Call on the PresidentSet Decoration
1939 Bad Little AngelSet Decoration
1939 At the CircusSet Decoration
1939 Babes in ArmsSet Decoration
1939 NinotchkaSet Decoration
1939 Dancing Co-EdSet Decoration
1939 BlackmailSet Decoration
1939 These Glamour GirlsSet Decoration
1939 The Wizard of OzSet Decoration
1939 Miracles For SaleSet Decoration
1939 On Borrowed TimeSet Decoration
1939 Stronger Than DesireSet Decoration
1939 MaisieSet Decoration
1939 6,000 EnemiesSet Decoration
1939 Bridal SuiteSet Decoration
1939 The Kid From TexasSet Decoration
1939 Broadway SerenadeSet Decoration
1939 Sergeant MaddenSet Decoration
1939 The Ice Follies of 1939Set Decoration
1939 Four Girls in WhiteSet Decoration
1939 Stand Up and FightSet Decoration
1939 The WomenSet Decoration
1938 SweetheartsSet Decoration
1938 The Girl DownstairsSet Decoration
1938 A Christmas CarolSet Decoration
1938 The Shining HourSet Decoration
1938 Marie AntoinetteArt Direction
1938 The First Hundred YearsAssistant Art Director
1938 Love Is a HeadacheArt Department Assistant
1937 Navy Blue and GoldAssistant Art Director
1937 SaratogaSet Decoration
1937 Captains CourageousArt Direction
1937 They Gave Him a GunAssistant Art Director
1937 EspionageArt Direction
1936 CamilleAssistant Art Director
1936 Libeled LadyCo-Art Director
1936 Trouble for TwoArt Direction
1936 FuryArt Direction
1936 The Unguarded HourAssistant Art Director
1935 Times Square LadyAssistant Art Director
1934 The Gay BrideAssistant Art Director
1934 Hollywood PartySet Decoration
1934 The Thin ManAssistant Art Director
1934 You Can't Buy EverythingInterior Designer
1933 Queen ChristinaSet Decoration
1933 Stage MotherInterior Designer
1933 Beauty for SaleSet Decoration
1933 The Stranger's ReturnSet Decoration
1933 Reunion in ViennaSet Decoration

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