Josie MacAvin

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Josie MacAvin
Born Josephine MacAvin
1919
Ireland
Died January 26, 2005(2005-01-26) (aged 85–86)
Monkstown, County Dublin, Ireland
Occupation Set decorator
Years active 1959–2002
MacAvin's gravestone, Glasnevin Cemetery

Josephine "Josie" MacAvin (1919 – 26 January 2005) was an Irish set decorator and art director. She won an Academy Award and was nominated two more times in the category Best Art Direction.[1] She also won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Art Direction for a Miniseries or a Special for her work as set dresser on the miniseries Scarlett (1994).

MacAvin's Oscar and Emmy statuettes are both on permanent display at the Irish Film Institute, Dublin.

Career[edit]

MacAvin's work spanned six decades, beginning her film career as set decorator with Shake Hands with the Devil (1959), filmed in Dublin and at Ardmore Studios, Bray.

Selected filmography[edit]

MacAvin won an Academy Award for Best Art Direction and was nominated for two more:

Won
Nominated

Personal life[edit]

MacAvin was the daughter of John Patrick MacAvin[2] (1881/82–1938) and Mollie MacAvin (née Callaghan; d. 1992). Upon her death, Josie left an estate worth 2,616,230.[3]

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