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Emile Kuri

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Occupation  Set decorator
Spouse  Carrie Kuri (m. ?–2000)
Role  Set decorator

Name  Emile Kuri
Years active  1938 – 1972
Children  John A. Kuri
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Born  11 June 1907 (1907-06-11) Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
Died  October 10, 2000, Woodland Hills, California, United States
Awards  Academy Award for Best Production Design, Academy Award for Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Black-and-White
Set decorated  Mary Poppins, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Similar People  John Meehan, Edwin B Willis, Eustace Lycett, Hal Pereira, Cedric Gibbons

Emile Kuri (June 11, 1907 – October 10, 2000) was a Mexican-born American set decorator of Lebanese parentage. He won two Academy Awards and was nominated for six more in the category Best Art Direction.


He was born in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, and died in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Selected filmography

Kuri won two Academy Awards for Best Art Direction and was nominated for six more:

  • The Heiress (1949)
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
  • Nominated
  • Silver Queen (1942)
  • Carrie (1952)
  • Executive Suite (1954)
  • The Absent-Minded Professor (1961)
  • Mary Poppins (1964)
  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
  • Other films

  • It's A Wonderful Life (1946)
  • Rope (1948)
  • References

    Emile Kuri Wikipedia