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Ben Edwards (I) (1916–1999)

Ben Edwards was born on July 5, 1916 in Union Springs, Alabama, USA as George Benjamin Edwards. He was a production designer and art director, known for Hanky Panky (1982), Look Homeward, Angel (1972) and Lyndon Johnson (1987). He died on February 12, 1999 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Hanky Panky Production Designer
Look Homeward, Angel Art Director
Lyndon Johnson Art Director
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 1997 Behind the Music (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1996 The Sunshine Boys (TV Movie)
 1994 Parallel Lives (TV Movie)
 1992 Broadway Bound (TV Movie)
 1991 Wife, Mother, Murderer (TV Movie)
 1990 An Enemy of the People (TV Movie)
 1988 Liberace: Behind the Music (TV Movie)
 1987 A Special Friendship (TV Movie)
 1986 Apology (TV Movie)
 1986 Sweet Liberty
 1983 Kennedy (TV Mini-Series) (6 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1983)
- Episode #1.6 (1983)
- Episode #1.4 (1983)
- Episode #1.3 (1983)
- Episode #1.2 (1983)
 1983/I Medea (TV Movie)
 1982 Hanky Panky
 1978 Taxi!! (TV Movie)
 1978 The World Beyond (TV Movie)
 1977 The World of Darkness (TV Movie)
 1977 Emily, Emily (TV Movie)
 1975 Valley Forge (TV Movie)
 1973 Class of '44
 1964/I Hamlet
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Designed the sets for the 1964 Richard Burton "Hamlet". See more »

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In 1998, won a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. Prior to this, he had been nominated for 12 Tonys without a win: in 1956, as Best Scenic Designer for "The Ponder Heart," "Someone Waiting" amid "The Honeys;" in 1957, as Best Scenic Designer for "The Walts of the Toreadors;" in 1958, as Best Scenic Designer for "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs;" in 1959, as Best Scenic ... See more »

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