Lionel Banks

With over 200 films to his credit, Lionel Banks (June 22, 1901 in Salt Lake City, Utah – March 20, 1950 in Los Angeles, California) was a hard-working art director from 1935 to 1949. In that time he worked on such films as Leo McCarey's The Awful Truth (1937), Howard Hawks' South American set Only Angels Have Wings (1939) and his rapid fire comedy classic the following year His Girl Friday, most of the Blondie B-movies, Alexander Hall's turn of the century fantasy Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) and Charles Vidor's lush Chopin biopic, A Song to Remember in 1945.

Lionel Banks
Born(1901-06-22)June 22, 1901
DiedMarch 20, 1950(1950-03-20) (aged 48)
OccupationArt director
Years active1935-1949

Banks was nominated for an Oscar seven times, for Holiday (1938), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), Arizona (1940), Ladies in Retirement (1941), The Talk of the Town (1942), Address Unknown and Cover Girl (both 1944), but never won.

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