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Edwin Booth Willis (January 28, 1893 – November 26, 1963) was an American motion picture set designer and decorator. Willis worked exclusively at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios for his entire career. During his career as a set designer Willis worked on over 600 separate productions. The Internet Movie Database lists his 577 film credits as set decorator, 163 credits as interior decorator and 24 credits as art director. Edwin B. Willis was nominated for the Academy Award in his profession 32 times, in certain years receiving multiple nominations. Willis won the Oscar on eight occasions. He was born in Decatur, Illinois and died of cancer in Hollywood, in 1963. His older sister was Hollywood film editor Verna Willis.
January 28, 1893, Decatur, Illinois, USA
November 26, 1963
1936 FuryArt Direction 1939 The Wizard of OzSet Decoration 1939 NinotchkaSet Decoration 1941 The Philadelphia StorySet Decoration 1942 Mrs. MiniverSet Decoration 1944 GaslightSet Decoration 1945 Anchors AweighSet Decoration 1945 The Picture of Dorian GraySet Decoration 1949 Little WomenSet Decoration 1950 Father of the BrideSet Decoration 1951 An American in ParisSet Decoration 1952 Singin' in the RainSet Decoration 1954 Seven Brides for Seven BrothersSet Decoration 1955 Bad Day at Black RockSet Decoration 1956 Forbidden PlanetSet DecorationLimited to the 15 most popular items