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Richard Day
Date: American art director and artist, 1896–1972
Biography: Day was born in Victoria, Canada on May 9, 1896. After moving to Hollywood in 1920, he worked as a set painter until becoming an art director for Erich von Stroheim, MGM, and 20th Century Fox. During his 50 years in the movie industry he was awarded seven Oscars for such films as “How Green Was My Valley,” “Streetcar Named Desire,” and “On the Waterfront.” When not involved in movie making, he produced drawings, paintings, and lithographs.