Boris Leven

Active - 1938 - 1986  |   Born - in Moscow, Russia  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Musical, Crime, Thriller

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Russian-born art director Boris Leven was first a painter and designer before coming to Hollywood in 1933 as a sketch artist for Paramount. Three years later he began working for Fox where he was noted for his ability to design sets for a wide variety of film genres ranging from westerns, to sci-fi films, to musicals. In 1961, Leven won an Oscar for his work on West Side Story. He frequently worked with director Martin Scorsese.

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