For a decade produced exceptional work on several notable films in which art direction was central: George Stevens's "The Greatest Story Ever Told" (1965), Franklin Schaffner's sci-fi classic, "Planet of the Apes" (1968), and the Irwin Allen/John Guillerman disaster epic, "The Towering Inferno" (1974).
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Served in US Navy during the Korean War
Began career as apprentice draftsman at 20th Century Fox
Began association with producer Irwin Allen as production designer on the ABC TV series "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea"
Earned first of three career Oscar nominations for his work on "The Greatest Story Ever Told"
Designed "Planet of the Apes"; worked on two sequels
First TV-movie as production designer, "Along Came a Spider" (ABC)
Nominated for second Oscar for "The Poseidon Adventure", produced by Irwin Allen
Served as production designer on the Allen-produced "The Towering Inferno"; received third Academy Award nomination
Debut as 2nd unit director (also production designer), "Flight of the Navigator"
Designed and supervised construction of residential and New York backlot streets at Disney World Florida Studio (later Disney-MGM Studios)
Was production designer of the CBS series "Christy"
Served as production designer on the sports biopic "Without Limits"