A versatile behind-the-camera talent, Polly Platt began her Hollywood career alongside then-husband Peter Bogdanovich on several Roger Corman cheapies before serving as his production designer on "The Last Picture Show" (1971), "What's Up, Doc?" (1972) and "Paper Moon" (1973). Even before those films, the couple had divorced over his affair with actress Cybill Shepherd, though she maintained their professional relationship. But that ended in 1973, with many critics ascribing the drastic drop in quality in Bogdanovich's later work to the absence of Platt's particular genius. Meanwhile, Platt reached immense professional heights on her own in a variety of fields, serving the production designer on "The Bad News Bears" (1976), "A Star Is Born" (1976), "The Man with Two Brains" (1983), "The Witches of Eastwick" (1987) and James L. Brooks's "Terms of Endearment" (1983). She wrote the screenplay and produced the controversial "Pretty Baby" (1978), before partnering with Brooks to segue into an impressive producing career, notching producer credits for "Broadcast News" (1987), "Say Anything " (1989), "The War of the Roses" (1989), "I'll Do Anything" (1994), "The Evening Star" (1996) and "Bottle Rocket" (1996). Behind the camera, Platt left an indelible mark as a pioneer for women in the entertainment industry, thanks to her immensely versatile creative talents.