Emile Kuri

Emile Kuri (June 11, 1907 October 10, 2000) was a Mexican-born American set decorator of Lebanese parentage.[1] He won two Academy Awards and was nominated for six more in the category Best Art Direction.[2] He was born in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, and died in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Emile Kuri
Born(1907-06-11)June 11, 1907
DiedOctober 10, 2000(2000-10-10) (aged 93)
OccupationSet decorator
Years active1938-1972

Selected filmography

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


Other films


  1. "Emile Kuri; Oscar-Winning Designer Worked on Disneyland". LA Times. Retrieved September 18, 2011.
  2. "IMDb.com: Emile Kuri - Awards". IMDb.com. Retrieved December 14, 2008.
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