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Petro Vlahos (1916–2013)

Petro Vlahos was born on August 20, 1916 in Raton, New Mexico, USA. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Avatar (2009) and Ben-Hur (1959). He was married to Virginia. He died on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 2009 Avatar (special effects engineer - uncredited)
 1977 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (special effects engineer - uncredited)
 1964 Mary Poppins (special effects engineer - uncredited)
 1963 The Birds (special effects engineer - uncredited)
 1961 The Parent Trap (special effects engineer - uncredited)
 1961 The Absent-Minded Professor (special effects engineer - uncredited)
 1959 Ben-Hur (special effects engineer - uncredited)
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 1980 Battle Beyond the Stars (technical advisor)
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 1995 The 67th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Technical Award Winner (pre-recorded)
 1995 Movie Magic (TV Series documentary)
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 2014 The Oscars (TV Special)
Himself - Visual Effects / Inventor (In Memoriam)

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After the war, he moved to California armed with a reference from the head of Bell Labs to Douglas Shearer, sound director and the de facto head of R&D at MGM. He worked in movie production as a design engineer, field engineer, and systems engineer. See more »

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