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Edwin B. Willis

Scenographer | * 01/27/1893 († 70, 11/26/1963) | Decatur, Illinois, USA
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. He 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. ()
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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. His older sister was Hollywood film editor Verna Willis.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Romance / Love | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Edwin B. Willis

4x Academy Award for Best Art Direction, Color 4x Academy Award for Best Art Direction, Black and White 4x Academy Award for Best Production Design 14x Academy Award for Best Art Direction, Color 14x Academy Award for Best Art Direction, Black and White

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Movies with Edwin B. Willis as Crew(271)

Art/Set Decoration1957 Until They Sail
Art/Set Decoration1957 Something of Value
Art/Set Decoration1957 Raintree County
Art/Set Decoration1957 Silk Stockings
Art/Set Decoration1957 Designing Woman
Art/Set Decoration1957 House of Numbers
Art/Set Decoration1956 These Wilder Years
Art/Set Decoration1956 The Opposite Sex
Art/Set Decoration1956 Forbidden Planet
Art/Set Decoration1956 Meet Me in Las Vegas
Art/Set Decoration1956 Ransom!
Art/Set Decoration1956 Somebody Up There Likes Me
Art/Set Decoration1956 The Great American Pastime
Art/Set Decoration1956 Gaby
Art/Set Decoration1956 The Catered Affair
Art/Set Decoration1956 The Rack
Art/Set Decoration1956 The Fastest Gun Alive
Art/Set Decoration1956 Tea and Sympathy
Art/Set Decoration1955 It's Always Fair Weather
Art/Set Decoration1955 The Cobweb
Art/Set Decoration1955 Moonfleet
Art/Set Decoration1955 It's a Dog's Life
Art/Set Decoration1955 Bad Day at Black Rock
Art/Set Decoration1955 Blackboard Jungle
Art/Set Decoration1954 Deep in My Heart
Art/Set Decoration1954 Executive Suite
Art/Set Decoration1954 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Art/Set Decoration1953 The Naked Spur
Art/Set Decoration1953 Bright Road
Art/Set Decoration1953 Rogue's March
Art/Set Decoration1953 Remains to Be Seen
Art/Set Decoration1953 The Actress
Art/Set Decoration1953 Give a Girl a Break
Art/Set Decoration1953 The Story of Three Loves
Art/Set Decoration1953 The Affairs of Dobie Gillis
Art/Set Decoration1953 Escape from Fort Bravo
Art/Set Decoration1953 The Girl Who Had Everything
Art/Set Decoration1952 Skirts Ahoy!
Art/Set Decoration1952 The Bad and the Beautiful
Art/Set Decoration1952 Talk About a Stranger
Art/Set Decoration1952 The Prisoner of Zenda
Art/Set Decoration1952 Love Is Better Than Ever
Art/Set Decoration1952 The Belle of New York
Art/Set Decoration1952 Singin' in the Rain
Art/Set Decoration1952 My Man and I
Art/Set Decoration1952 Shadow in the Sky
Art/Set Decoration1951 An American in Paris
Art/Set Decoration1951 Mr. Imperium
Art/Set Decoration1951 Cause for Alarm
Art/Set Decoration1951 Angels in the Outfield
Art/Set Decoration1951 Father's Little Dividend
Art/Set Decoration1951 Westward the Women
Art/Set Decoration1951 The Painted Hills
Art/Set Decoration1951 Inside Straight
Art/Set Decoration1950 Mystery Street
Art/Set Decoration1950 The Toast of New Orleans
Art/Set Decoration1950 King Solomon's Mines
Art/Set Decoration1950 The Magnificent Yankee
Art/Set Decoration1950 Three Little Words
Art/Set Decoration1950 Side Street
Art/Set Decoration1950 The Outriders
Art/Set Decoration1950 Two Weeks with Love
Art/Set Decoration1950 Crisis
Art/Set Decoration1950 To Please a Lady
Art/Set Decoration1950 Summer Stock
Art/Set Decoration1950 The Reformer and the Redhead
Art/Set Decoration1950 A Life of Her Own
Art/Set Decoration1950 Kim
Art/Set Decoration1950 Father of the Bride
Art/Set Decoration1950 Stars in My Crown
Art/Set Decoration1950 Key to the City
Art/Set Decoration1950 The Skipper Surprised His Wife
Art/Set Decoration1950 Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone
Art/Set Decoration1950 The Asphalt Jungle
Art/Set Decoration1949 Scene of the Crime
Art/Set Decoration1949 That Midnight Kiss
Art/Set Decoration1949 East Side, West Side
Art/Set Decoration1949 The Barkleys of Broadway
Art/Set Decoration1949 Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Art/Set Designer1949 Adam's Rib
Art/Set Decoration1949 Neptune's Daughter
Art/Set Decoration1949 That Forsyte Woman
Art/Set Decoration1949 The Great Sinner
Art/Set Decoration1949 Tension
Art/Set Decoration1949 Madame Bovary
Art/Set Decoration1949 The Secret Garden
Art/Set Decoration1949 Intruder in the Dust
Art/Set Decoration1949 The Stratton Story
Art/Set Decoration1949 Big Jack
Art/Set Decoration1949 Any Number Can Play
Art/Set Decoration1949 Act of Violence
Art/Set Decoration1949 The Bribe
Art/Set Decoration1949 Malaya
Art/Set Decoration1949 The Sun Comes Up
Art/Set Decoration1949 Challenge to Lassie
Art/Set Decoration1949 On the Town
Art/Set Decoration1949 Little Women
Art/Set Decoration1949 The Doctor and the Girl
Art/Set Decoration1948 A Date with Judy
Art/Set Decoration1948 Homecoming
Art/Set Decoration1948 State of the Union
Art/Set Decoration1948 The Kissing Bandit
Art/Set Decoration1948 Tenth Avenue Angel
Art/Set Decoration1948 Easter Parade
Art/Set Decoration1948 Three Daring Daughters
Art/Set Decoration1947 Dark Delusion
Art/Set Decoration1947 The Hucksters
Art/Set Decoration1947 The Romance of Rosy Ridge
Art/Set Decoration1947 Good News
Art/Set Decoration1947 Desire Me
Art/Set Decoration1947 Killer McCoy
Art/Set Decoration1946 The Yearling
Art/Set Decoration1946 Undercurrent
Art/Set Decoration1946 The Secret Heart
Art/Set Decoration1946 The Postman Always Rings Twice
Art/Set Decoration1946 Up Goes Maisie
Art/Set Decoration1946 Courage of Lassie
Art/Set Decoration1946 Two Sisters from Boston
Art/Set Decoration1945 The Hidden Eye
Art/Set Decoration1945 Thrill of a Romance
Art/Set Decoration1945 Bewitched
Art/Set Decoration1945 Anchors Aweigh
Art/Set Decoration1945 The Sailor Takes a Wife
Art/Set Decoration1945 Her Highness and the Bellboy
Art/Set Decoration1945 The Clock
Art/Set Decoration1945 Ziegfeld Follies
Art/Set Decoration1945 Dangerous Partners
Art/Set Decoration1945 Week-End at the Waldorf
Art/Set Decoration1945 The Picture of Dorian Gray
Art/Set Decoration1944 A Guy Named Joe
Art/Set Decoration1944 Gaslight
Art/Set Decoration1944 Meet Me in St. Louis
Art/Set Decoration1944 Lost in a Harem
Art/Set Decoration1944 The Canterville Ghost
Art/Set Decoration1944 The White Cliffs of Dover
Art/Set Decoration1944 National Velvet
Art/Set Decoration1944 Bathing Beauty
Art/Set Decoration1944 Maisie Goes to Reno
Art/Set Decoration1944 Broadway Rhythm
Art/Set Decoration1943 The Man from Down Under
Art/Set Decoration1943 Lassie Come Home
Art/Set Decoration1943 Keeper of the Flame
Art/Set Decoration1943 Best Foot Forward
Art/Set Decoration1943 The Human Comedy
Art/Set Decoration1943 Girl Crazy
Art/Set Decoration1943 Swing Fever
Art/Set Decoration1943 Bataan
Art/Set Decoration1943 Presenting Lily Mars
Art/Set Decoration1943 Lost Angel
Art/Set Decoration1943 Cabin in the Sky
Art/Set Decoration1943 Swing Shift Maisie
Art/Set Decoration1942 Sunday Punch
Art/Set Decoration1942 Nazi Agent
Art/Set Decoration1942 For Me and My Gal
Art/Set Decoration1942 Calling Dr. Gillespie
Art/Set Decoration1942 Somewhere I'll Find You
Art/Set Decoration1942 Seven Sweethearts
Art/Set Decoration1942 Mrs. Miniver
Art/Set Decoration1942 Whistling in Dixie
Art/Set Decoration1942 Joe Smith, American
Art/Set Decoration1942 Dr. Kildare's Victory
Art/Set Decoration1942 Journey for Margaret
Art/Set Decoration1942 Her Cardboard Lover
Art/Set Decoration1942 Fingers at the Window
Art/Set Decoration1942 Ship Ahoy
Art/Set Decoration1942 Tortilla Flat
Art/Set Decoration1942 Grand Central Murder
Art/Settings1942 The Bugle Sounds
Art/Set Decoration1942 The Vanishing Virginian
Art/Set Decoration1942 Panama Hattie
Art/Set Decoration1942 This Time for Keeps
Art/Set Decoration1941 Love Crazy
Art/Set Decoration1941 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Art/Set Decoration1941 Blossoms in the Dust
Art/Set Decoration1941 The People Vs. Dr. Kildare
Art/Set Decoration1941 A Woman's Face
Art/Set Decoration1941 Billy the Kid
Art/Set Decoration1941 Life Begins for Andy Hardy
Art/Set Decoration1941 The Get-Away
Art/Set Decoration1941 Ringside Maisie
Art/Set Decoration1941 Rage in Heaven
Art/Set Decoration1941 The Bad Man
Art/Set Decoration1941 Smilin' Through
Art/Set Decoration1941 Blonde Inspiration
Art/Set Decoration1941 Design for Scandal
Art/Set Decoration1940 Escape
Art/Set Decoration1940 Boom Town
Art/Set Decoration1940 Broadway Melody of 1940
Art/Set Decoration1940 I Take This Woman
Art/Set Decoration1940 20 Mule Team
Art/Set Decoration1940 The Captain Is a Lady
Art/Set Decoration1940 The Mortal Storm
Art/Set Decoration1940 The Philadelphia Story
Art/Set Decoration1940 I Love You Again
Art/Set Decoration1940 Phantom Raiders
Art/Set Decoration1940 Dulcy
Art/Set Decoration1940 Congo Maisie
Art/Set Decoration1940 The Shop Around the Corner
Art/Set Decoration1940 New Moon
Art/Set Decoration1940 We Who Are Young
Art/Set Decoration1940 Waterloo Bridge
Art/Set Decoration1940 The Earl of Chicago
Art/Set Decoration1940 The Ghost Comes Home
Art/Set Decoration1940 Bitter Sweet
Art/Set Decoration1940 Northwest Passage
Art/Set Decoration1940 Go West
Art/Set Decoration1940 Comrade X
Art/Set Decoration1940 Sporting Blood
Art/Set Decoration1940 Strange Cargo
Art/Set Decoration1939 Four Girls in White
Art/Set Decoration1939 Bridal Suite
Art/Set Decoration1939 The Wizard of Oz
Art/Set Decoration1939 These Glamour Girls
Art/Set Decoration1939 Stronger Than Desire
Art/Set Decoration1939 Ninotchka
Art/Set Decoration1939 On Borrowed Time
Art/Set Decoration1939 The Kid From Texas
Art/Set Decoration1939 Judge Hardy and Son
Art/Set Decoration1939 Blackmail
Art/Set Decoration1939 Dancing Co-Ed
Art/Set Decoration1939 Sergeant Madden
Art/Set Decoration1939 The Women
Art/Set Decoration1939 The Ice Follies of 1939
Art/Set Decoration1939 Nick Carter, Master Detective
Art/Set Decoration1939 Balalaika
Art/Set Decoration1939 Maisie
Art/Set Decoration1939 Broadway Serenade
Art/Set Decoration1939 At the Circus
Art/Set Decoration1939 Babes in Arms
Art/Set Decoration1939 6,000 Enemies
Art/Set Decoration1939 Miracles For Sale
Art/Set Decoration1939 Bad Little Angel
Art/Set Decoration1939 Stand Up and Fight
Art/Assistant Art Director1938 The First Hundred Years
Art/Set Decoration1938 The Girl Downstairs
Art/Set Decoration1938 The Shining Hour
Art/Art Department Assistant1938 Love Is a Headache
Art/Art Direction1938 The Chaser
Art/Set Decoration1938 Dramatic School
Art/Set Decoration1938 Sweethearts
Art/Set Decoration1938 A Christmas Carol
Art/Art Direction1938 Marie Antoinette
Art/Art Direction1937 Espionage
Art/Assistant Art Director1937 Navy Blue and Gold
Art/Art Direction1937 Madame X
Art/Assistant Art Director1937 They Gave Him a Gun
Art/Set Decoration1937 Saratoga
Art/Art Direction1937 Captains Courageous
Art/Co-Art Director1936 Libeled Lady
Art/Art Direction1936 Fury
Art/Art Direction1936 Trouble for Two
Art/Assistant Art Director1936 Camille
Art/Assistant Art Director1936 The Unguarded Hour
Art/Assistant Art Director1935 Times Square Lady
Art/Art Direction1935 China Seas
Art/Art Direction1935 Broadway Melody of 1936
Art/Set Decoration1934 Hollywood Party
Art/Assistant Art Director1934 The Thin Man
Art/Art Direction1934 What Every Woman Knows
Art/Art Direction1934 Operator 13
Art/Set Decoration1934 Queen Christina
Art/Art Direction1934 Manhattan Melodrama
Art/Interior Designer1934 You Can't Buy Everything
Art/Assistant Art Director1934 The Gay Bride
Art/Interior Designer1933 The Solitaire Man
Art/Set Decoration1933 The Stranger's Return
Art/Set Decoration1933 Beauty for Sale
Art/Interior Designer1933 Stage Mother
Art/Set Decoration1933 Reunion in Vienna

Full Name: Edwin Willis
Born: Friday, 01/27 1893 (January) in Decatur
Died: Tuesday, 11/26 1963 (November) in Hollywood (aged: 70)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Other names for Edwin B. Willis (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Edwin Booth Willis"
"Edwin Willis"
Edwin B. Willis frequently works together with these people:
Cedric Gibbons (256x, Crew)
Douglas Shearer (103x, Crew)
Sydney Guilaroff (59x, Crew)
Jack Dawn (45x, Crew)
Irene (42x, Crew)
Adrian (39x, Crew)
Warren Newcombe (37x, Crew)
William Tuttle (37x, Crew)
Helen Rose (34x, Crew)
Bronislau Kaper (33x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:161236, Added: 07/06/2018, Last updated: 02/01/2020