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Hollywood production designer, Robert Boyle, dies

Alfred Hitchcock collaborator and production designer, Robert F. Boyle, has passed away at the age of 100, of natural causes. Best known for the design of films such as The Birds, North by Northwest and Norman Jewison's Fiddler on the Roof, Boyle was also the subject of Daniel Raim's Oscar-nominated 2000 doc short The Man on Lincoln's Nose. Boyle is also one of the subjects of Raim's new documentary, Something's Gonna Live, about four notable production designers of a certain era and their legacy.
August 4, 2010

Alfred Hitchcock collaborator and production designer, Robert F. Boyle, has passed away at the age of 100, of natural causes. Best known for the design of films such as The Birds, North by Northwest and Norman Jewison’s Fiddler on the Roof, Boyle was also the subject of Daniel Raim’s Oscar-nominated 2000 doc short The Man on Lincoln’s Nose. Boyle is also one of the subjects of Raim’s new documentary, Something’s Gonna Live, about four notable production designers of a certain era and their legacy.

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