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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 »


(age 95) in London, England, UK

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

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Goldfinger Production Designer
Dr. No
Dr. No Production Designer
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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 »


The same year that "Goldfinger" captivated audiences, Ken Adam created another memorable set, the gigantic war room in Stanley Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove." Adam and Kubrick clicked during the making of the film. Adam drove Kubrick to the set every day. "He insisted that I didn't exceed 30 miles an hour," Adam said. "But if you are with a director almost every day for five months, driving an hour ... See more »


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


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