Robert F. Boyle

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Birthday
10, 1909
Birthplace
Los Angeles, CA
Death Date
Aug 1, 2010 (100)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
10, 1909
Birthplace
Los Angeles, CA
Death Date
Aug 1, 2010 (100)

About

Academy Award-winning art director best known for his work with Alfred Hitchcock and Norman Jewison. He was profiled in the documentary short "The Man on Lincoln's Nose" from 2000.

Before Fame

He graduated from the University of Southern California and worked for a time as an architect, but lost that job when the Great Depression hit. He then began taking extras work in films.

Trivia

He created a realistic replica of Mount Rushmore for Hitchcock's "North by Northwest" from 1959.

Family Life

He was married to screenwriter Bess Taffel until her death in 2000.

Associated With

He received an honorary Academy Award at the age of 98. Instead of accepting the award from his wheelchair, he insisted on walking onstage and was aided in this effort by actress Nicole Kidman.