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Josie MacAvin

Josie MacAvin
Born 1919
Died January 2005 (aged 85–86)
Monkstown, County Dublin, Ireland
Occupation Set decorator
Years active 1959–2002

Josie MacAvin (1919 – 26 January 2005) was an Irish set decorator and art director. She won an Academy Award and was nominated two more times in the category Best Art Direction.[1] She also won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Art Direction for a Miniseries or a Special for her work as set dresser on the first episode of the miniseries Scarlett.

MacAvin's Oscar and Emmy statuettes are both on permanent display at the Irish Film Institute, Dublin.


MacAvin's work spanned six decades, beginning her film career as set decorator with Shake Hands with the Devil (1959), filmed in Dublin and at Ardmore Studios, Bray.

Selected filmography

MacAvin won an Academy Award for Best Art Direction and was nominated for two more:



  1. ^ " Josie MacAvin - Awards". Retrieved 2008-12-25. 

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