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Also Known As: Died: October 11, 1986
Born: Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Russia Profession: Art Director ...


Art Director (feature film)

The New Centurions (1972) as Production Design
Rookie Los Angeles policeman Roy is being taught the ropes by Kilvinsky, an old pro who is about to retire and wants to train Roy to take over for him when he leaves the force. But Roy is not at his best due to his recent divorce, so takes extra work on Kilvinsky''s part.
Happy Birthday, Wanda June (1971) as Production Design
The Andromeda Strain (1971) as Production Design
Scientists race to find the cure for a deadly space virus.
A Dream of Kings (1969) as Production Design
The father of a dying boy tries to find the money to move his family to Greece.
Star! (1968) as Production Design
Gertrude Lawrence rises to stage stardom at the cost of happiness.
The Sand Pebbles (1966) as Production Design
A naval engineer stationed in 1926 China defies local authorities to rescue a group of missionaries.
The Sound of Music (1965) as Production Design
Maria had longed to be a nun since she was a young girl, yet when she became old enough discovered that it wasn't at all what she thought. Often in trouble and doing the wrong things, Maria is sent to the house of a retired naval captain, named Captain Von Trapp, to care for his children. Von Trapp was widowed several years before and was left to care for seven 'rowdy' children. The children have run off countless governesses. Maria soon learns that all these children need is a little love to change their attitudes. Maria teaches the children to sing, and through her, music is brought back into the hearts and home of the Von Trapp family. Unknowingly, Maria and Captain Von Trapp are falling helplessly in love, except there are two problems, the Captain is engaged, and Maria is a postulant!
Strait-Jacket (1964) as Production Design
Murder follows an axe murderer home when she's released from a mental hospital.
Two for the Seesaw (1962) as Production Design
A conservative attorney considering a divorce gets involved with an emotionally fragile dancer in New York.
West Side Story (1961) as Production Design
A young couple from dueling street gangs falls in love.
September Storm (1960) as Production Design
Thunder in the Sun (1959) as Production Design
An Indian scout courts a beautiful woman on the road to California's wine country.
Anatomy of a Murder (1959) as Production Design
A small-town lawyer gets the case of a lifetime when a military man avenges an attack on his wife.
Courage of Black Beauty (1957) as Art Director
My Gun Is Quick (1957) as Production Design
Detective Mike Hammer''''s investigation of a murder puts him in the middle between warring jewel thieves.
Zero Hour! (1957) as Production Design
When a flight crew falls ill, the only man who can land the plane is afraid of flying.
Giant (1956) as Production Design
A Texas ranching family fights to survive changing times.
The Silver Chalice (1955) as Art Director
A silversmith is charged with engraving the Holy Grail.
Crazylegs (1954) as Production Design
Story of the career of Los Angeles Rams football great, Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch.
The Long Wait (1954) as Art Director
Hitchhiker Johnny McBride is badly hurt and loses his memory when the car he is riding in crashes. Two years later, a clue leads him to his old home town, where he finds he is a murder suspect. Johnny tries to discover the truth about the murder, while pursued by gangsters and several seductive women.
Donovan's Brain (1953) as Production Design
A scientist keeps an unscrupulous tycoon's brain alive and falls under its influence.
Invaders from Mars (1953) as Art Director
A young boy learns that space aliens are taking over the minds of earthlings.
Fort Algiers (1953) as Art Director
Rose of Cimarron (1952) as Production Design
Chicago Calling (1952) as Production Design
3 for Bedroom C (1952) as Production Design
The Star (1952) as Set des
A faded film star fights to hold on to her past glamour despite failing finances.
Sudden Fear (1952) as Art Director
An ambitious actor insinuates himself into the life of a wealthy middle-aged woman, then plots with his mistress to murder her.
Battles of Chief Pontiac (1952) as Art Director
The Prowler (1951) as Art Director
A policeman''''s obsession with a married woman leads to murder.
A Millionaire for Christy (1951) as Art Director
A woman sets her hat for a man who's inherited a million dollars.
The Basketball Fix (1951) as Art Director
Two Dollar Bettor (1951) as Art Director
House by the River (1950) as Art Director
A deranged writer murders a maid after she resists his advances. The writer engages his brother's help in hiding the body, and then watches as the brother becomes the prime suspect.
Dakota Lil (1950) as Art Director
Quicksand (1950) as Art Director
Petty theft leads a mechanic into a life of crime.
Experiment Alcatraz (1950) as Art Director
A doctor testing drugs on convicts gets mixed up in a murder investigation.
Destination Murder (1950) as Art Director
A woman infiltrates the mob to find her father's killer.
The Jackie Robinson Story (1950) as Production Design
Jackie Robinson plays himself in this true story of the man who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier.
Woman on the Run (1950) as Art Director
A woman searches for her husband, who ran off after witnessing a mob hit.
The Second Woman (1950) as Production Design
In flashback from a 'Rebecca'-style beginning: Ellen Foster, visiting her aunt on the California coast, meets neighbor Jeff Cohalan and his ultramodern clifftop house. Ellen is strongly attracted to Jeff, who's being plagued by unexplainable accidents, major and minor. Bad luck, persecution...or paranoia? Warned that Jeff could be dangerous, Ellen fears that he's in danger, as the menacing atmosphere darkens.
The Lovable Cheat (1949) as Art Director
Criss Cross (1949) as Art Director
A man tries to save his fickle ex-wife from her criminal lover.
Search for Danger (1949) as Art Director
The Senator Was Indiscreet (1948) as Art Director
Dim-witted blowhard, Melvin G. Ashton, is a US Senator who wants to be President. He hires Lew Gibson, a talented PR man who gets Ashton in newsreels and on the front page, never thinking he'll win. But Ashton has a secret weapon: a diary documenting every shady deal his party's made for 35 years. With the diary, he blackmails the party leaders to support his candidacy, and he's on his way to the nomination. An unseen political enemy is after the diary, using the young and lovely Valerie Shepherd to get into the Senator's room, and Lew's fiancée, reporter Poppy McNaughton thinks she can get her hands on it, too, and stop Ashton. Will the otherwise unemployable dope become President?
Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948) as Art Director
A middle-aged man accidentally catches a mermaid and falls in love.
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947) as Art Director
In the late 1800s, Miss Pilgrim, a young stenographer, or typewriter, becomes the first female employee at a Boston shipping office. Although the men object to her at first, she soon charms them all, especially the handsome young head of the company. Their romance gets sidetracked when she becomes involved in the Women's Suffrage movement.
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now? (1947) as Art Director
A biopic of the career of Joe Howard (12 Feb.,1878 - 19 May, 1961), famous songwriter of the early 20th Century. Howard wrote the title song, Goodbye, My Lady Love; and Hello, My Baby among many others. Mark Stevens was dubbed by Buddy Clark, well known singer of the 30's and 40's
Home Sweet Homicide (1946) as Art Director
Mystery writer Marian Carstairs is hard at work trying to finish her latest novel. Her three children meanwhile are entertaining themselves trying to solve a murder in their own neighborhood. In between gathering clues, the kids play matchmaker by trying to fix up their widowed mom with the handsome detective investigating the case.
Shock (1946) as Art Director
Dr. Cross (Vincent Price), a psychiatrist, is treating a young woman, Janet Stewart (Anabel Shaw), who is in a coma-state, brought on when she heard loud arguing, went to her window and saw a man strike his wife with a candlestick and kill her. As she comes out of her shock, she recognizes Dr. Cross as the killer. He takes her to his sanitarium and urged by his nurse/lover, Elaine Jordan (Lynn Bari), gives Janet an overdose of insulin. But he can't bring himself to murder her in cold blood and asks Elaine to get the medicine to save her. She refuses, they argue, and he strangles her. He saves Janet's life, but now faces two murder charges.
Doll Face (1945) as Art Director
A burlesque star breaks into the big time.
Hello Frisco, Hello (1943) as Art Director
Life Begins at Eight-Thirty (1942) as Art Director
Kathy lives in a cramped New York flat with her father Madden Thomas, a celebrated actor brought down by drink. Lame from an early age and feeling trapped with her father in her small world, Kathy is delighted to meet fellow tenant Robert. When Madden is offered the lead in a new King Lear and Robert lands a composing job in Hollywood, better times seem for a while to beckon.
Tales of Manhattan (1942) as Art Director
A formal black coat that gets passed from one New Yorker to another affects each person's life in a significant way.
The Shanghai Gesture (1942) as Art Director
A gambling queen uses blackmail to stop a British financier from closing her Chinese clip joint.
Girl Trouble (1942) as Art Director
Second Chorus (1940) as Art Director
Two composers vie for their lady manager's heart as they head for Broadway.
The Flying Deuces (1939) as Art Director
Two bumblers join the Foreign Legion to forget a beautiful woman.
Everybody's Baby (1939) as Art Director
Just Around the Corner (1938) as Art Director
Once rich architect (Farrell) ruined by the Depression and working as a janitor has a daughter (Temple) who befriends a millionaire (Gillingwater) who backs her dad's engineering plans.
Road Demon (1938) as Art Director
Safety in Numbers (1938) as Art Director
Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938) as Art Director
A forward thinking bandleader fights to make ragtime respectable.
Down on the Farm (1938) as Art Director

Art Department (feature film)

Once a Thief (1950) as Prod des
A hard-luck woman falls for a con man.

Production Designer (feature film)

The Color of Money (1986) as Production Designer
An experienced pool shark coaches a young hothead on his way to the top.
Wildcats (1986) as Production Designer
As a daughter of a lengendary gridiron star, a young woman''s greatest desire is to coach a team of her own When the chauvinistic powers to be assign her to an inner city ghetto school, the spriited female has her own work cut out for her.
Fletch (1985) as Production Designer
A crusading reporter dons a variety of disguises to get the story on a drug ring.
The King Of Comedy (1983) as Production Designer
A would-be comic kidnaps a talk-show host to win a guest shot on his show.
Return Engagement (1978)
The story of Dr. Emily Loomis, a professor of ancient history whose secret past as a dancing girl comes to light when she becomes romantically involved with one of her students.
Matilda (1978) as Production Designer
The Last Waltz (1978) as Production Designer
Legendary back-up group The Band teams with rock greats for a farewell concert.
New York, New York (1977) as Production Designer
A jazz musician and a singer fight and love their way through the show biz world of the late forties.
Mandingo (1975) as Production Designer
A slave owner in the 1840s trains one of his slaves to be a bare-knuckle fighter.
Shanks (1974) as Production Designer
A mute puppeteer discovers how to manipulate dead bodies.
Reflections of Murder (1974)
The wife and former mistress of a tyrannical schoolmaster team up to murder him but he diabolically haunts them with his macabre influence following the baffling disappearance of his body. An exciting remake of Henri-Georges Clouzot's classic "Les Diaboliques" (France/1955).
Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973) as Production Designer
Jonathan is sick and tired of the boring life in his sea-gull clan. He rather experiments with new, always more daring flying techniques. Since he doesn't fit in, the elders expel him from the clan. So he sets out to discover the world beyond the horizon in quest for wisdom.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Last Temptation of Christ, The (1988) as Assistance
A depiction of Christ's life including a vision of what his life might have been like had he not been crucified.

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