Emile Kuri
Date of Birth
Jun 11, 1907
Birth Place:
Cuernavaca, Mexico

Biography

An eight-time Oscar nominee and winner of two Academy Awards, set decorator Emile Kuri worked with some of the biggest names in showbusiness on some of the most memorable films in history. Perhaps associated most closely with Disney Studios, Kuri served as set designer on such classics as 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) -- for which he gained one of his two Oscars, the other being for The...