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William L. Pereira (1909–1985)

William Pereira was a legendary architect who was highly inflential in the shaping of Orange County, California. Perhaps best known for designing the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco, his greatest achievement lies in what was his pet project for the latter half of his life - the master planning of the Irvine Ranch in central Orange County. ... See full bio »


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Won 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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This Gun for Hire
This Gun for Hire Visual Effects
Reap the Wild Wind
Reap the Wild Wind Visual Effects
Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre Production Designer
Since You Went Away
Since You Went Away Production Designer


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 1942 Beyond the Blue Horizon (special photographic effects - as William Pereira)
 1942 This Gun for Hire (special photographic effects - as William Pereira)
 1942 Reap the Wild Wind (special photographic effects - as W.L.Pereira)
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 1941 New York Town (as William Pereira)
 1941 Aloma of the South Seas (as William Pereira)
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 1946 From This Day Forward (producer)
 1945 Johnny Angel (producer)
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 1943 Jane Eyre (as William Pereira, production designed by)
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 1988 Die Hard (architect: Fox Plaza - uncredited)
 1943 Jane Eyre (second unit director - uncredited)

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Other Works:

Supervised the expansion of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles (USC) in 1961 and designed many of the buildings therein. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

William Pereira | W.L.Pereira

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Is the subject of a new book entitled "William Pereira", by USC architecture professor James Steele. See more »

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