|Occupation art director|
Years active 1939-1989
|Name Edward Carfagno|
Role Film Art Director
|Born November 28, 1907 (1907-11-28) |
Died December 28, 1996, Los Angeles, California, United States
Education University of Southern California
Children Linda Carfagno, Edward Carfagno Jr., Carol Carfagno
Awards Academy Award for Best Production Design
Art directed Julius Caesar, The Bad and the Beautiful
Similar People Cedric Gibbons, Edwin B Willis, Sam Zimbalist, Robert Surtees, Ralph E Winters
"The Bad and the Beautiful" and "Moulin Rouge" winning Art Direction Oscars®
Edward Carfagno (November 28, 1907 – December 28, 1996) was an art director who established himself in the 1950s with his Oscar-winning work on such films as Vincente Minnelli's The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), Joseph Mankiewicz's Julius Caesar (1953) and William Wyler's Ben-Hur (1959). Carfagno went on to work consistently on a variety of films, including five collaborations with Clint Eastwood including Tightrope (1984) and Heartbreak Ridge (1987).
Carfagno began working at MGM in 1933, and was also a member of the US's 1940 Olympic fencing team.