George Cukor

George Dewey Cukor (1899 –1983) – born in New York to a Hungarian Jewish family – is considered one of the most skilful technician in Hollywood, he created the scenes of comedies unrivaled up (ancor oggi insuperate) to now. He directed the most popular and remarkable actors of his period from Claudette Colbert to Katharine Hepburn, from Ingrid Bergman to Judy Holliday and Judy Garland. Greta Grabo played under his direction in Dinner at 8.00 (1932) and Margherite Gautier (1936). Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant and  James Stewart starred in a sophisticated comedy The Philadelphia Story (1940). After the war Ingrid Bergam won the Academy Award for Gaslight (1944) directed by Cukor. But his most remembered films are comedies like Adam’s Rib (1949), Born Yesterday (1950), A Star Is Born (1954) and My Fair Lady (1964) with Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison, from the play Pigmalion by George Bernard Shaw.