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Art Director and set designer Ross Gallichotte died of a heart attack at his home in Palmdale, Calif. on April 7. He was 63.
He was one of five architects who designed Universal’s theme park in Japan, and he was the architect for the New York street location in the Florida theme park and also worked as architect and set designer at the studio’s theme parks in Malaysia and California.
His credits as art director include television series “Hunter” and “The Father Dowling Mysteries.” As a set designer he worked on the films “Red Dawn” (1984), “Fright Night” (1985), “Rocky IV” (1985), “Over the Top” (1987) and “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause” (2006) as well as on the TV series “The Dukes of Hazzard.”
Gallichotte is survived by his parents; four brothers; and a sister. A date »
- Variety Staff
We pay tribute to Brian Clemens, a screenwriter and producer whose work lit up 1970s cult TV and beyond...
Brian Clemens, who died earlier this week aged 83, was a highly respected screenwriter and producer both for TV and Film. He will chiefly be remembered for his work on The Avengers, The New Avengers and The Professionals but his credits were numerous and encapsulated a real golden age of cult, escapist television from the 1950s onwards.
Clemens was born in Croydon in July 1931. He spent his National Service as a Weapons Training Instructor. After spending time as a copywriter, he established himself as a scriptwriter - sometimes using the pseudonym "Tony O'Grady" - O'Grady being his mother's maiden name. He received his first commission from the BBC at the age of 24 - a thriller called Valid For Single Journey Only. He went on to write for many of the big TV »
Screenwriter and producer Brian Clemens has passed away at age 83 in his native England. Clemens wrote scripts for some of the most revered British television programs of the 1960s and 1970s including "Danger Man" (aka "Secret Agent"), "The Avengers", "The Persuaders", "The Professionals", "The Baron" and "The New Avengers". Clemens also produced or executive produced several of the aforementioned shows. He also contributed single episode scripts for other popular shows including "Highlander", "The Protectors" and "Remington Steele". Clemens wrote numerous scripts for "Father Dowling Mysteries" and three "Perry Mason" TV movies in the early 1990s. A prolific writer, he also wrote screenplays for feature films beginning in the 1950s. His credits include "Station Six Sahara", "The Corrupt Ones" (aka "The Peking Medallion"), "See No Evil", "The Golden Voyage of Sinbad", Disney's "The Watcher in the Woods", "Highlander II: The Quickening" and the Hammer horror film "Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter »
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