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Ward Ihnen

Wiard Ihnen
Born (1897-08-05)August 5, 1897
Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
Died June 22, 1979(1979-06-22) (aged 81)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other names W. B. Ihnen
Ward Ihnen
Wiard B. Ihnen
William B. Ihnen
Occupation Art director
Years active 1923-1960
Spouse(s) Edith Head (1940-1979)

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 in Paris. Ihnen was married to Edith Head from 1940 until his death from prostate cancer in 1979, aged 81.

Selected filmography

Ihnen won two Academy Awards in the category Best Art Direction.[1]


External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • AllRovi
  • Find a Grave

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