George Cukor

7 July 1899–24 January 1983 (Age 83)
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States

The Life Summary of George

When George Cukor was born on 7 July 1899, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, his father, Viktor F. Cukor, was 26 and his mother, Helén Ilona Gross, was 24. He died on 24 January 1983, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Viktor F. Cukor
Helén Ilona Gross
Elsie Cukor
George Cukor

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World Events (8)

1905 · The Movie Theater
Age 6
The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake
Age 7
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary
Age 35
Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

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Sources (16)

  • George Cukor in household of Victor F Cukor, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • George Cukor in household of Victor Cukor, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George D Cukor, "United States Census, 1930"

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