Hollywood set designer and art director known for his work during the late 1930s and early 1940s.
He put his artistic skills to work during World War II by camouflaging a military airplane-building facility in Seattle.
He was nominated for a Best Art Direction Oscar for the film "Bitter Sweet" from 1941.
He was married to actress Veronica Lake for three years. The couple had two children together. Later, he married Virginia Crowell, with whom he had two more children.
His film "Bitter Sweet" starred Jeannette MacDonald.