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Date of Birth 16 June 1952Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameDavid Lloyd Gropman

Mini Bio (1)

Born in Los Angeles, California, David received his BA from San Francisco State University and MFA from Yale School of Drama in stage design. Broadway and Off Broadway credits include: The 1940's Radio Hour, Mass Appeal, Lena Horne; The Lady and Her Music, True West and Buried Child. As well he designed the world premier of the Leonard Bernstein opera A Quiet Place, several pieces for The Paul Taylor Dance Company, and for regional theaters across the country.

In 1982 he designed Robert Altman's Broadway directorial debut, Come Back to the 5 and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. When Mr. Altman asked him to design the film version, he began his career as a Production Designer.

In addition to designing three films for Mr. Altman, he has enjoyed numerous collaborations with the directors Lasse Hallström, Robert Benton, Steven Zaillian, Gary Sinise, James Ivory, Ang Lee and John Wells.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: David Gropman

Trivia (1)

He was nominated for a 2000 Joseph Jefferson Award for Scenic Design for "Hysteria", at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.

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