Wiard B. "Bill" Ihnen (August 5, 1897 – June 22, 1979) was an American art director. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, the son of an architect, he first studied his father's profession at Columbia University. He later attended the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris. He worked as an art director on films beginning in 1919.[1]

Wiard Ihnen
Born(1897-08-05)August 5, 1897
Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
DiedJune 22, 1979(1979-06-22) (aged 81)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Education
OccupationArt director
Years active1919–1960
Spouse(s)
Edith Head
(m. 1940; died 1981)

Ihnen was married to Edith Head from 1940 until his death from prostate cancer in 1979, aged 81. He is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California, next to his wife.[2]

Selected filmographyEdit

Ihnen won two Academy Awards in the category Best Art Direction.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Baxter, Peter J. (November 13, 1993). "Just watch!: Sternberg, Paramount and America". British Film Institute – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Ellenberger, Allan R. (May 1, 2001). Celebrities in Los Angeles Cemeteries: A Directory. McFarland. ISBN 9780786409839.
  3. ^ Hall, Mordaunt. "NY Times: Wiard Ihnen bio". NY Times. Retrieved December 9, 2008.
  4. ^ "The 17th Academy Awards (1945) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved August 14, 2011.
  5. ^ "The 18th Academy Awards (1946) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved August 16, 2011.

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