Oliver Smith

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Birthday
13, 1918
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Death Date
Jan 23, 1994 (75)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
13, 1918
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Death Date
Jan 23, 1994 (75)

About

Famous for his multi-Tony Award-winning scenic design work, he created the sets for such popular Broadway musicals as West Side Story, My Fair Lady, Camelot, and On the Town. Also a cinematic art director, he received an Academy Award nomination for his work on the 1955 movie musical Guys and Dolls.

Before Fame

After graduating from Pennsylvania State University, he began his career as a scenic designer by working on the ballets Saratoga (1941) and Rodeo (1942).

Trivia

He taught at New York University's famous Tisch School of the Arts.

Family Life

A native of Waupun, Wisconsin, he later settled in New York City.

Associated With

He and Catherine Martin both won Tony Awards for their scenic design work on Broadway.