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Also Known As: John F De Cuir, John Francis De Cuir, John Decuir, John Decuir, John F. De Cuir, John F. Decuir Died:
Born: June 4, 1918 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: San Francisco, California, USA Profession: production designer

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After studying at the Chouinard Art School, John De Cuir joined Universal in the late 1930s and by the middle of the 40s, he 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 (e.g., "The House on Telegraph Hill" 1951) and musicals ("There's No Business Like Show Business" 1954), De Cuir earned a total of 11 Oscar nominations, winning three: for his Siamese palace in "The King and I" (1956); the sumptuous Egypt of "Cleopatra" (1963); and a recreation of turn-of-the-century Yonkers, NY, in "Hello, Dolly!" (1969). His son, John De Cuir Jr is also a production designer.

After studying at the Chouinard Art School, John De Cuir joined Universal in the late 1930s and by the middle of the 40s, he 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 (e.g., "The House on Telegraph Hill" 1951) and musicals ("There's No Business Like Show Business" 1954), De Cuir earned a total of 11 Oscar nominations, winning three: for his Siamese palace in "The King and I" (1956); the sumptuous Egypt of "Cleopatra" (1963); and a recreation of turn-of-the-century Yonkers, NY, in "Hello, Dolly!" (1969). His son, John De Cuir Jr is also a production designer.

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1938:
Joined Universal
1947:
Feature debut as art director, "Brute Force"
1949:
Joined Twentieth Century Fox
1965:
Served as production designer on Carol Reed's "The Agony and the Ecstasy"
1978:
First foray into TV, "Ziegfeld: The Man and His Women"
1986:
Last film credit to date, "Legal Eagles"
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Education

Chouinard Art Institute: Pasadena , California -

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son:
John Francis De Cuir Jr. Production designer. Born August 4, 1941 in Burbank, California.
daughter:
Gabrielle De Cuir. Born in May 1954.
daughter:
Deborah De Cuir. Born in September 1957.

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