George Cooper Stevens (December 18, 1904 – March 8, 1975) was an American movie director, producer, screenwriter and cinematographer. His best known works are A Place in the Sun (1951), Shane (1953), Giant (1956), and The Diary of Anne Frank (1959).
George Stevens with his Oscar for directing Giant
George Cooper Stevens
December 18, 1904
Oakland, California, U.S.
|Died||March 8, 1975 (aged 70)|
Lancaster, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Heart attack|
|Resting place||Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)|
|Occupation||director, cinematographer, actor, writer, producer|
|Spouse(s)||Yvonne Howell (1930–1947)|
Joan McTavish (1968–1975)
|Children||George Stevens, Jr.|
|Awards||Academy Award for Best Director
Legion of Merit
- Obituary Variety, March 12, 1975, page 79.