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Also Known As: Died: July 26, 1960
Born: March 23, 1890 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Dublin, IE Profession: art director, director

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Gibbons was appointed head of the art department at the newly formed MGM in 1924, following short stints with Thomas Edison and the independent Goldwyn company. He was a key figure in the importation into America of Art Deco stylistics and a major force behind the lavish MGM "look", working as either art supervisor or art director for the next 30 years. He is also credited with designing the Oscar statuette, which he himself won 11 times for design and once (in 1950) "for consistent excellence." Married to actress Dolores del Rio from 1930 to 1941.

Gibbons was appointed head of the art department at the newly formed MGM in 1924, following short stints with Thomas Edison and the independent Goldwyn company. He was a key figure in the importation into America of Art Deco stylistics and a major force behind the lavish MGM "look", working as either art supervisor or art director for the next 30 years. He is also credited with designing the Oscar statuette, which he himself won 11 times for design and once (in 1950) "for consistent excellence." Married to actress Dolores del Rio from 1930 to 1941.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Tarzan and His Mate (1934) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 The Great Morgan (1945) Himself
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1915:
Hired as art director by Edison
1918:
Went to work for Goldwyn
1924:
Became an art director at MGM; later promoted to head of art department
1934:
First film as co-director "Tarzan and His Mate"
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wife:
Dolores Del Rio. Actor. Married in 1930; divorced in 1941.

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