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Ken Adam (1921–2016)

Ken Adam was born on February 5, 1921 in Berlin, Germany as Klaus Hugo Adam. He is known for his work on Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), Goldfinger (1964) and Dr. No (1962). He was married to Maria-Letizia Moauro. He died on March 10, 2016 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 95) in London, England, UK

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Goldfinger
Goldfinger Production Designer
(1964)
Dr. No
Dr. No Production Designer
(1962)
Barry Lyndon
Barry Lyndon Production Designer
(1975)

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Alternate Names:

Kenneth Adam | Sir Ken Adam | Kenneth Adams | Ken Adams
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[on designing the first James Bond film]: I felt I needed to work in England pretty soon, lest I be forgotten.I said yes to "Dr. No", and thought I was prostituting myself. See more »

Trivia:

Born in Berlin in 1921, and growing up in a prosperous Jewish family, the Adam family fled the Nazis in 1934, settled in London, where Ken Adam studied architecture and volunteered to fly for the Royal Air Force during World War II. He was one of only three German-born pilots permitted in the RAF. See more »

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He often uses timeless production design, and future-look combined with old culture design.

Nickname:

Heinie the Tank-buster

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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