Walter M. Scott
|Born||November 7, 1906|
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
|Died||February 2, 1989 82) (aged|
Los Angeles, California, USA
Walter M. Scott (November 7, 1906, Cleveland, Ohio – February 2, 1989, Los Angeles, California) was a set decorator who worked on films such as The Sound of Music and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid .
Scott enjoyed a spectacular career in Hollywood, working on over 280 films. He won six Academy Awards for set decoration, and was nominated for an additional fifteen.
He started off working in B-movies in 1939, and by 1945 he had graduated to higher profile projects such as The Dolly Sisters .
His first Academy Award nomination came in 1950 for Joseph L. Mankiewicz's drama All About Eve .
Scott's six Academy Awards were for the elaborate reconstruction of Ancient Rome in both The Robe (1953)and the big-budget Cleopatra (1963), for his equally elaborate recreation of the Siamese royal household for The King and I in 1956, for a much starker portrayal of the tiny cramped spaces occupied by a Dutch Jewish family in wartime Holland in The Diary of Anne Frank (1959), for the futuristic settings of Fantastic Voyage in 1966, and for a rich tapestry of turn-of-the-century colour in Hello, Dolly! in 1969.
His last film was Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies in 1973.
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