Live Poll: Made in Manhattan: George Cukor

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120 Years ago,George Cukor was born July 7, 1899 in Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York City. The only son of Hungarian-Jewish immigrants, he embraced the ways of the new world his parents came to and shunned the traditions of his families past.

As a child, Cukor appeared in several amateur plays and at the age of seven he performed in a recital with David O. Selznick, who in later years became a mentor and friend. Infatuated with theatre, he often cut classes at DeWitt Clinton High School to attend afternoon matinees. The path to the entertainment industry was on young Georges mind by this time. Even though it really was just starting up out in California. But before that, Broadway was in his immediate future. In late 1928 when Hollywood began to recruit New York theater talent for sound films, George signed a contract with Paramount Pictures. He worked as a dialogue coach and did other miscellaneous work for the studio.

Cukor eventually would end up in a legal dispute at Paramount and eventually left with a settlement in hand and a new position at RKO Pictures. That's where he started to shine.

From this list of approximately half of his directorial credits, which one is your favorite?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls049194189/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/_qPrWZ1tyTY/
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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leavey-2

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I go for: My Fair Lady (1964)
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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It's as Plain as Spain in the Rain!
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Dan Dassow, Champion

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My vote:
My Fair Lady (1964)

Just you wait 'enry 'iggins!
Just you wait!
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Was that the 'enery' married to the "Widow" next door that was married 7 time before?
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rocky-o

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everyone was an enery...
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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No Willies and Sams!
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Dan Dassow, Champion

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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Thank you all.