Gene Allen

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Gene Allen
Born (1918-06-17) June 17, 1918 (age 96)[1]
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other names Eugene Allen
Occupation Art director
Years active 1938-1975

Eugene Allen (born June 17, 1918) is an American art director. He followed his father and became a Los Angeles Police officer after he was laid off from his first job as a sketch artist. After serving in the United States Navy during World War II, Allen went to art school to pursue his career. He won an Academy Award in 1965 for Best Art Direction for My Fair Lady,[2] and was nominated for A Star Is Born in 1955 and for Les Girls in 1958.[3] He served as President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences from 1983 to 1985 and received a Special Achievement Award from the Art Directors Guild in 1997.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Art Directors Guild profile Accessed 7 January 2009
  2. ^ "The 37th Academy Awards (1965) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 23 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "IMDb.com: Gene Allen - Awards". IMDb.com. Retrieved 14 December 2008. 

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Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
Fay Kanin
President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences
1983-1985
Succeeded by
Robert Wise