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Gene Callahan (I) (1923–1990)

Gene Callahan was born on November 7, 1923 in Louisiana, USA. He was a set decorator and production designer, known for The Hustler (1961), Steel Magnolias (1989) and Grease 2 (1982). He died on December 26, 1990 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Hustler Set Decorator
Steel Magnolias Production Designer
Grease 2 Production Designer
America America Production Designer


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 2004 Great Performances (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1964 Lilith
 1963 The Cardinal
 1961 The Hustler
 1961 Mad Dog Coll
 1960 BUtterfield 8
 1960 The Fugitive Kind (as Eugene Callahan)
 1958-1959 Naked City (TV Series) (36 episodes)
- A Wood of Thorne (1959)
- The Bloodhounds (1959)
 1958 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Cole Porter's 'Aladdin' (1958) ... (uncredited)
 1957 Cinderella (TV Special)
 1956 Baby Doll
 1956 Appointment with Adventure (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Career (1956)
 1955 Ford Star Jubilee (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Together with Music (1955) ... (set decoration)
 1955 The Best of Broadway (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Show-Off (1955)
 1953-1954 Omnibus (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- The House (1954)
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Alternate Names:

Gene Callaghan | Eugene Callahan

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Richard Benjamin directing the Columbia Film "Little Nikita" had Gene in his office every mid-morning, with Gene making both dialogue and story-scenario suggestions. Sitting in his trailer office, located in the rear Warner Brothers parking, adjacent the Western Street back lot area, Gene would conduct a morning meeting with his art director. Arriving in the trailer by five A.M., Gene would read,... See more »



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