Dale Hennesy

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Dale Hennesy
Born(1926-08-24)August 24, 1926
DiedJuly 20, 1981(1981-07-20) (aged 54)
OccupationProduction designer, art director
Years active1958-1981

Dale Hennesy (August 24, 1926 July 20, 1981) was an American production designer and art director.


Hennesy was the son of designers and layout artists for Walt Disney. He began working in motion pictures as an illustrator at Twentieth Century Fox, including illustration work on The King and I and South Pacific. [2] He won the Academy Award for best art direction for Fantastic Voyage (1966), for which he created sets depicting the interior of the human body. He was also nominated for his art direction in creating the futuristic sets of Logan's Run (1976) and Annie (1982). [3] He designed a $1-million tenement row street scene for Annie that was subsequently used in many motion pictures and was named Hennesy Street in his honor. [4]

Hennesy died suddenly of a heart attack in 1981 during production of Annie. [5]

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  3. "The 39th Academy Awards (1967) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved July 23, 2011.
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