Norman Bel Geddes

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Birthday
27, 1893
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
May 8, 1958 (65)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
27, 1893
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
May 8, 1958 (65)

About

Inspired by the aerodynamics of planes, he applied the same principles to ships, cars, and industrial structures.

Before Fame

He was a theater set designer and worked in Los Angeles and with the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

Trivia

He designed household consumer items like the streamlined Emerson Patriot radio or the Soda King seltzer bottle, but his most popular work as the GM Pavilion was at the 1939 World's Fair.

Family Life

His daughter Barbara Bel Geddes became a well-known film and Broadway actress who played Ellie Ewing on Dallas.

Associated With

Buckminster Fuller, a contemporary of his, was another visionary designer. In fact, some of their designs were quite similar.

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