|Born||June 4, 1918
San Francisco, California, USA
|Died||October 29, 1991(1991-10-29) (aged 73)
Santa Monica, California, USA
|Children||John DeCuir, Jr.|
He studied at the Chouinard Art School, joined Universal in the late 1930s, and by the mid-1940s was designing sets. In 1949, he signed with 20th Century Fox where he worked on productions noted for their elaborate sets. At home with dramatic material (such as The House on Telegraph Hill 1951), musicals (such as There's No Business Like Show Business 1954), and comedy (Ghostbusters 1984) DeCuir earned eleven Oscar nominations, winning three: The King and I (1956), Cleopatra (1963), and Hello, Dolly! (1969).
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