William J. Creber

William J. Creber (July 26, 1931 – March 7, 2019)[1] was an American art director and production designer. He was nominated for three Academy Awards in the category Best Art Direction. In 2004 he received an Art Directors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award[2] and in 2020 he was inaugurated into the their hall of fame[3]. He is largely responsible for the design of the miniature model Flying Sub in the 1960s television series Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and the miniature model Gemini 12 spaceship in the later television series Lost in Space.[4] He died of complications of pneumonia on March 7, 2019 in Los Angeles.[1]

William J. Creber
Born(1931-07-26)July 26, 1931
DiedMarch 7, 2019(2019-03-07) (aged 87)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationArt director
Years active1964-2001

Selected filmographyEdit

Creber was nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Art Direction:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "William J. Creber, Production Designer on 'The Poseidon Adventure' and 'The Towering Inferno,' Dies at 87". The Hollywood Reporter.
  2. ^ "ADG - Art Directors Guild / IATSE Local 800". adg.org. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  3. ^ "2020 ADG Awards press release" (PDF). Adg.org.
  4. ^ Restoring the Gemini 12 on YouTube
  5. ^ "The 38th Academy Awards (1966) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on January 11, 2015. Retrieved August 24, 2011.
  6. ^ "The 45th Academy Awards (1973) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on July 17, 2014. Retrieved August 28, 2011.
  7. ^ "The 47th Academy Awards (1975) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved October 2, 2011.

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