Harry Horner

Birthday:

07/24/1910

Place of birth:

Holitz, Bohemia :

Biography:

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Harry Horner (July 24, 1910 - December 5, 1994) was an Austrian art director who made a successful career in Hollywood. He was born in the town of Holitz, which now belongs to the Czech Republic, to German speaking parents in Bohemia. He began his career working with Max Reinhardt in Vienna. When Reinhardt moved to the United States in the early 1930s, Horner went along with him. During World War II, he served as production designer and set designer for the U.S. Army Air Forces show Winged Victory. He won an Oscar in 1949 for his work on William Wyler's The Heiress and another in 1961 for Robert Rossen's drama The Hustler. One of his first notable successes was George Cukor's A Double Life (1947) and he soon found himself up on the Oscar podium in 1949 for his work on William Wyler's The Heiress. He worked with Cukor again in 1950 on Born Yesterday and then tried his hand at directing on several TV series, including Gunsmoke. He was nominated for a third time in 1969 for Sydney Pollack's 30s drama They Shoot Horses, Don't They .  Horner directed a few films beginning with Red Planet Mars and Beware, My Lovely both in 1952. He retired after completing the Neil Diamond remake of The Jazz Singer in 1980. He died of pneumonia in 1994 in Pacific Palisades, California, aged 84. Description above from the Wikipedia article Harry Horner, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Production Credits

The Jazz Singer (1980)
Production Design
Moment by Moment (1978)
Production Design
The Driver (1978)
Set Designer
Audrey Rose (1977)
Production Design
The Black Bird (1975)
Production Design
Up the Sandbox (1972)
Production Design
Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? (1971)
Production Design
The Hustler (1961)
Production Design
Separate Tables (1958)
Production Design
The Wild Party (1956)
Director
Man from Del Rio (1956)
Director
A Life in the Balance (1955)
Director
New Faces (1954)
Director
Vicki (1953)
Director
Beware, My Lovely (1952)
Director
Red Planet Mars (1952)
Director
He Ran All the Way (1951)
Production Design
Born Yesterday (1950)
Production Design
The Heiress (1949)
Art Direction
The Heiress (1949)
Production Design