This cinematic art director earned Academy Awards for his work on the 1953 film Julius Caesar and on the 1959 movie Ben Hur. Over the course of his career, he received eleven additional Oscar nominations for his work as a dresser of movie sets.
Early in his career, he decorated the sets for such 1940s films as Somewhere I'll Find You, The Human Comedy, and Cabin in the Sky.
He was nominated for an Oscar for his work on the 1945, Albert Lewin-directed film version of the Oscar Wilde novel The Picture of Dorian Gray.
A native of Memphis, Tennessee, he died in San Diego, California, at the age of eighty-six.
He earned an Academy Award nomination for his work on The Unsinkable Molly Brown, a 1964 musical film based on the life of Titanic survivor Margaret Brown.