George Dewey Cukor (July 7, 1899 – January 24, 1983) was an American movie director. He made many comedy movies and movies based on books. Cukor directed several of RKO's most important movies such as Little Women (1933). At MGM he directed Dinner at Eight (1933), David Copperfield (1935) Romeo and Juliet (1936) and Camille (1936). He went on to direct The Philadelphia Story (1940), Adam's Rib (1949), Born Yesterday (1950), A Star Is Born (1954) and My Fair Lady (1964). He continued to work into the 1980s. He was born in New York City and died in Los Angeles, California.