Richard Day




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Richard Day was an art director and set decorator who began his career in 1918 working with director Erich von Stroheim. He became known as one of the most imaginative art directors in the film industry. Richard was born on May 9, 1896, in Victoria, British Columbia, and he passed away on May 23, 1972, in Hollywood, California. His career spans almost 50 years, with credits for his work on the films "Adam and Evil" in 1927, "The Mighty Barnum" in 1934, "My Friend Flicka" in 1943 and "A Streetcar Named Desire" in 1951. Richard is most known for his work on the 1940 film "The Grapes of Wrath," the 1954 film "On the Waterfront" and the 1970 film "Tora! Tora! Tora!" Richard was awarded seven Oscar Awards for his work, receiving his first Oscar in 1931 for Best Art Direction on the film "Whoopee!" His other Oscars include the 1936 Oscar for "The Dark Angel," the 1937 Oscar for "Dodsworth," the 1942 Oscar for "How Green Was My Valley," the 1943 Oscars for "My Gal Sal" and "This Above All," the 1952 Oscar for "A Streetcar Named Desire" and the 1955 Oscar for "On the Waterfront."