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Leo Kerz (1912–1976)

German emigre and Broadway lighting/scenic designer from 1944 - 1973. He produced and directed "Moonbirds," which opened and closed in one day (10 October 1959). He had better success as a producer with "Rhinoceros" (1961), for which Zero Mostel won his first Tony. His widow, Louise, married Al Hirschfeld, a longtime friend of the Kerzes, in 1996. See full bio »


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Odds Against Tomorrow
Odds Against Tomorrow Production Designer
Middle of the Night
Middle of the Night Production Designer
The Goddess
The Goddess Production Designer
Never Love a Stranger
Never Love a Stranger Production Designer


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 1960 The Comedy Spot (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1951 Teresa
 1951 Mister Universe (as Leo Kurz)
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 1952 This Is Cinerama (Documentary) (set designer)

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Other Works:

Heads or Tails (1947). Written by H.J. Lengsfelder and Ervin Drake. Scenic Design by Watson Barratt. Costume Design by Alice Gibson. Lighting Design by Leo Kerz. Directed by Edward F. Cline. Cort Theatre: 2 May 1947- 31 May 1947 (35 performances). Cast: Richard Barron (as "Humperdinck"), Lulu Belle Clarke (as "Amy"), Jean Cobb ... See more »

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Leo Kurz

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