Harry Horner

Biography: Harry Horner was an Austrian art director who is best remembered for his three Academy Award nominations and a career that spanned over 30 years. Born in 1910, the director was born in Bohemia, which is now known as part of the Czech Republic. Early in his career, he teamed with Austrian film director Max Reinhardt in a number of projects and eventually moved to the United States with his working partner during the 1930s. During his time in the United States, Horner put his talents to good use by working as a production designer for the show, Winged Victory - a play put on by the U.S. Army Air Forces. His first success as an art director in film came with the movie, A Double Life (1947). The film set Horner for more success as he went on to win an Art Direction Academy Award for The Heiress (1949) and The Hustler (1961). Horner retired in 1980 and passed away from penumonia in 1994.