Albert Brenner

Production designer, Professor, Sculptor
Albert Brenner began his career as a designer of window displays for many of NYC's large department stores. During the 1950s, he also created the sets for numerous live TV productions. He moved to L.A. in the early ... Read more »
Born: 02/16/1926 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Art Department (63)

Valentine's Day 2010 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Georgia Rule 2007 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement 2004 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Dear God 1996 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Under Siege 2: Dark Territory 1995 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Program 1993 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Mr. Saturday Night 1992 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Witches of Eastwick 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Production Designer

Yesterday/Today 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Production Designer

Backdraft 1991 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Frankie and Johnny 1991 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Pretty Woman 1990 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Beaches 1988 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Presidio 1988 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Monster Squad 1987 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Running Scared 1986 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Morning After 1986 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Sweet Dreams 1985 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

2010 1984 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Unfaithfully Yours 1984 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Max Dugan Returns 1983 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Two of A Kind 1983 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

I Ought to Be in Pictures 1982 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Only When I Laugh 1981 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Legend of the Lone Ranger 1981 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Divine Madness 1980 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Hero at Large 1980 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

California Suite 1978 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Capricorn One 1978 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Coma 1978 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Goodbye Girl 1977 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Turning Point 1977 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Peeper 1976 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Silent Movie 1976 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Master Gunfighter 1975 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Missouri Breaks 1975 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Sunshine Boys 1975 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Zandy's Bride 1974 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Bank Shot 1973 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Scarecrow 1973 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Brother John 1971 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Summer of '42 1971 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Other 1971 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Trouble Man 1971 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

T. R. Baskin 1970 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Some Kind of a Nut 1969 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Where It's At 1969 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Bullitt 1968 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Luv 1966 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Happening 1966 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Fail Safe 1964 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Car 54, Where Are You? 1961 - 1963 (TV Show)

Set Designer

Ladybug, Ladybug 1963 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

The Luck of Ginger Coffey 1963 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

The Connection 1962 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

The Connection 1962 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Hey, Let's Twist! 1961 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

The Hustler 1961 (Movie)

art direction associate (Art Assistant)

The Phil Silvers Show 1955 - 1959 (TV Show)

Art Director

Baja Oklahoma (TV Show)

Production Designer

Rolling Man (TV Show)

Production Designer

Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter (TV Show)

Production Designer

Winter Kill (TV Show)

Art Director

Biography

Albert Brenner began his career as a designer of window displays for many of NYC's large department stores. During the 1950s, he also created the sets for numerous live TV productions. He moved to L.A. in the early 1960s and entered films with "The Hustler" and "Hey, Let's Twist" (both 1961). Many of his early films were hard-boiled action features, such as "Point Blank" (1967) and "Bullitt" (1968), but Brenner eased into light comedy with "Silent Movie" (1975), "The Goodbye Girl" (1977) and other features written by Neil Simon and science-fiction with "Capricorn One" (1978). He has received five Oscar nominations for "The Sunshine Boys" (1975), "The Turning Point" (1977), "California Suite" (1978), "2010" (1984) and "Beaches" (1988).

Relationships

Susan Brenner

Wife
second marriage married on May 4, 1991

Mara Brenner

Daughter
mother, Brenner's first wife

Rachel Brenner

Daughter
mother, Brenner's first wife

David Brenner

Son
mother, Brenner's first wife

Faye Peake

Daughter
mother, Brenner's first wife

EDUCATION

New York School of Industrial Arts

New York , New York

School of Drama, Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut

Milestones

1972

First major TV production, "Rolling Man"

1961

Moved to Hollywood; first film as production designer, "The Hustler"

Taught scene and costume design at University of Kansas City

Designed productions for live TV

Moved to NYC; designed window displays for department stores

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