George Jenkins (Designer) | Playbill

George Jenkins

Designer

Mr. Jenkins also worked extensively in film, winning an Oscar for his memorably hyper-realistic newsroom sets for "All the President's Men." "It was absolutely faithful; he had re-created it down to the trash on our desks," Carl Bernstein told the Los Angeles Times this week. "It was a remarkable achievement." He got another Oscar nomination for "The China Syndrome." Mr. Jenkins frequently worked with director Alan J. Pakula, working on his films "Klute," "Starting Over," "The Parallax View" and "Presumed Innocent," the designer's final movie credit.

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  • Born: Nov 19, 1908 in Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Death: Apr 05, 2007 in Santa Monica, CA

Roles (81)

Sly Fox Playbill - Opening Night, March 2004 Sly Fox
Opened April 01, 2004
  • Scenic Design
Sly Fox Playbill - Opening Night, March 2004
Sly Fox Playbill - November 1977 Sly Fox
Opened December 14, 1976
  • Lighting Design
  • Production Design
Night Watch Playbill - Opening Night, Feb 1972 Night Watch
Opened February 28, 1972
  • Scenic Design
The Only Game in Town Playbill - Opening Night, May 1968 The Only Game in Town
Opened May 20, 1968
  • Scenic Design
Wait Until Dark Playbill - Feb 1966 Wait Until Dark
Opened February 02, 1966
  • Scenic Design
  • Lighting Design
Wait Until Dark Playbill - Feb 1966
The Royal Hunt of the Sun Playbill - Oct 1965 The Royal Hunt of the Sun
Opened October 26, 1965
  • New York Production Supervised
Generation Playbill - Oct 1965 Generation
Opened October 06, 1965
  • Scenic Design
  • Lighting Design
Catch Me if You Can Playbill - March 1965 Catch Me If You Can
Opened March 09, 1965
  • Scenic Designer
  • Lighting Designer
Jennie Playbill - Oct 1963 Jennie
Opened October 17, 1963
  • Scenic Design
Step on a Crack Playbill - October 1962 Step on a Crack
Opened October 17, 1962
  • Scenic Design
  • Lighting Design
A Thousand Clowns Playbill - April 1962 A Thousand Clowns
Opened April 05, 1962
  • Scenic Design
  • Lighting Design
13 Daughters Playbill - March 1961 13 Daughters
Opened March 02, 1961
  • Scenic Design
  • Lighting Design
Critic's Choice Playbill - Feb 1961 Critic's Choice
Opened December 14, 1960
  • Production Design
Pb Listing Placeholder BROADWAY V4 One More River
Opened March 18, 1960
  • Scenic Design
  • Lighting Design
Pb Listing Placeholder BROADWAY V4 Jolly's Progress
Opened December 05, 1959
  • Scenic Design
The Miracle Worker Playbill - Dec 1959 The Miracle Worker
Opened October 19, 1959
  • Scenic Design
  • Lighting Design
Tall Story Playbill - Feb 1959 Tall Story
Opened January 29, 1959
  • Scenic Design
  • Lighting Design
Cue for Passion Playbill - Dec 1958 Cue for Passion
Opened November 25, 1958
  • Production Design
  • Lighting Design
Once More, With Feeling Playbill - Nov 10, 1958 Once More, With Feeling
Opened October 21, 1958
  • Scenic Design
  • Lighting Design
Two for the Seesaw Playbill - March 1958 Two for the Seesaw
Opened January 16, 1958
  • Scenic Design
  • Lighting Design
Rumple Playbill - Dec 1957 Rumple
Opened November 06, 1957
  • Scenic Design
  • Lighting Design
The Happiest Millionaire Playbill - Nov 1956 The Happiest Millionaire
Opened November 20, 1956
  • Scenic Design
  • Lighting Design
Too Late the Phalarope Playbill - Oct 1956 Too Late the Phalarope
Opened October 11, 1956
  • Scenic Design
  • Lighting Design
The Desk Set Playbill - Nov 1955 The Desk Set
Opened October 24, 1955
  • Scenic Design
  • Lighting Design
Ankles Aweigh Playbill - May 1955 Ankles Aweigh
Opened April 18, 1955
  • Scenic Design
  • Lighting Design
The Bad Seed Playbill - Dec 1954 The Bad Seed
Opened December 08, 1954
  • Scenic Design
  • Lighting Design
The Immoralist Playbill - March 1954 The Immoralist
Opened February 08, 1954
  • Scenic Design
Gently Does It Playbill - Oct 1953 Gently Does It
Opened October 28, 1953
  • Scenic Design
  • Lighting Design
Pb Listing Placeholder BROADWAY V4 Touchstone
Opened February 03, 1953
  • Scenic Design
  • Lighting Design
Three Wishes for Jamie Playbill - March 1952 Three Wishes for Jamie
Opened March 21, 1952
  • Scenic Design
Bell, Book and Candle Playbill - Nov 1950 Bell, Book and Candle
Opened November 14, 1950
  • Scenic Design
  • Lighting Design
The Curious Savage Playbill - Oct 1950 The Curious Savage
Opened October 24, 1950
  • Production Design
  • Lighting Design
Pb Listing Placeholder BROADWAY V4 Lost in the Stars
Opened October 30, 1949
  • Scenic Design
Time for Elizabeth Playbill - Sept 1948 Time for Elizabeth
Opened September 27, 1948
  • Scenic Design
Tonight at 8:30 Playbill - Feb 1948 Shadow Play
Opened February 23, 1948
  • Scenic Design
Tonight at 8:30 Playbill - Feb 1948 Hands Across the Sea
Opened February 23, 1948
  • Scenic Design
Tonight at 8:30 Playbill - Feb 1948 Fumed Oak
Opened February 23, 1948
  • Scenic Design
The French Touch Playbill - Dec 1945 The French Touch
Opened December 08, 1945
  • Scenic Design
  • Lighting Design
Strange Fruit Playbill - Dec 1945 Strange Fruit
Opened November 29, 1945
  • Scenic Design
  • Lighting Design
Are You With It? Playbill - Nov 1945 Are You with It?
Opened November 10, 1945
  • Scenic Design
  • Lighting Design
Memphis Bound! Playbill - June 1945 Memphis Bound!
Opened May 24, 1945
  • Scenic Design
  • Lighting Design
Common Ground Playbill - April 1945 Common Ground
Opened April 25, 1945
  • Scenic Design
  • Lighting Design
Dark of the Moon Playbill - March 1945 Dark of the Moon
Opened March 14, 1945
  • Scenic Design
  • Lighting Design
I Remember Mama Playbill - March 1945 I Remember Mama
Opened October 19, 1944
  • Scenic Design
  • Lighting Design
Pb Listing Placeholder BROADWAY V4 Allah Be Praised!
Opened April 20, 1944
  • Scenic Design
  • Lighting Design
Mexican Hayride Playbill - Opening Night Mexican Hayride
Opened January 28, 1944
  • Scenic Design
Early to Bed Playbill - June 1943 Early to Bed
Opened June 17, 1943
  • Scenic Design
The Land Is Bright Playbill - November 1941 The Land Is Bright
Opened October 28, 1941
  • Technical Assistant to Mr. Mielziner
Stars In Your Eyes Playbill - Feb 1939 Stars in Your Eyes
Opened February 09, 1939
  • Assistant to Jo Mielziner
The Boys from Syracuse Playbill - Dec 1938 The Boys from Syracuse
Opened November 23, 1938
  • Assistant to Mr. Mielziner

Awards

Drama Desk Award
1977 Outstanding Set Design Nominee
Tony Award
1961 Best Scenic Design of a Musical Nominee
1960 Best Scenic Design of a Play Nominee
1957 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Nominee
1957 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Nominee
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