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Iconic Art Director Robert F. Boyle Dies: Alfred Hitchcock, Norman Jewison Collaborator

Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, North by Northwest Iconic Production Designer Robert F. Boyle, who collaborated with Alfred Hitchcock and Norman Jewison, and the recipient of an Honorary Oscar in 2008, died Sunday, Aug. 1, of natural causes following a two-day stay at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. He was 100. The Hitchcock films on which Boyle worked are: as associate art director, Saboteur (1942) and Shadow of a Doubt (1943); as production designer, The Birds (1963), Marnie (1964), and most notably North by Northwest (1959), which features Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint facing nasty spies atop Mount Rushmore. Boyle’s other major motion picture credits as a production designer include numerous Universal releases of varying degrees of budgetary size (Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation, East of Sumatra, The Private War of Major Benson), plus Winter Kills, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Portnoy’s Complaint, and Private Benjamin. Also, In Cold [...]
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