Ruby R Levitt

Art director, Set designer
Veteran art director and set designer who entered the film industry in the mid-1940s and worked consistently through the 70s, designing the sets for a wide range of films--from the film noir melodrama "Kiss the Blood ... Read more »
Born: 09/12/1907 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Art Department (36)

The Jazz Singer 1980 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Looking For Mr. Goodbar 1977 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

The One and Only 1977 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

A Star Is Born 1976 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Harry and Walter Go to New York 1976 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Let's Do It Again 1975 (Movie)

set decoration (Set Decorator)

Once Is Not Enough 1975 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Chinatown 1974 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Freebie and the Bean 1974 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery 1974 (Movie)

set decoration (Set Decorator)

The Andromeda Strain 1971 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

The Other 1971 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Happy Birthday, Wanda June 1970 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here 1969 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

The Sound of Music 1965 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Wild and Wonderful 1964 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

40 Pounds of Trouble 1963 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

For Love or Money 1962 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Pillow Talk 1959 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

The Female Animal 1958 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

This Earth Is Mine 1958 (Movie)

set decoration (Set Decorator)

The Incredible Shrinking Man 1957 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Magnificent Obsession 1954 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Abandoned 1949 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Child of Glass (TV Show)

Set Decorator

Genesis II (TV Show)

Set Decorator

Kiss the Blood off My Hands (Movie)

(Set Designer)

Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (Movie)

(Set Designer)

No Room for the Groom (Movie)

(Set Designer)

Once More, My Darling (Movie)

(Set Designer)

Peggy (Movie)

(Set Designer)

Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (Movie)

(Set Designer)

Tap Roots (Movie)

(Set Designer)

The Lady Gambles (Movie)

(Set Designer)

Untamed Frontier (Movie)

(Set Designer)

Woman in Hiding (Movie)

(Set Designer)
Other (4)

Don't Push, I'll Charge When I'm Ready 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Other

Return Engagement (TV Show)

Consultant

Revenge (TV Show)

Other

Biography

Veteran art director and set designer who entered the film industry in the mid-1940s and worked consistently through the 70s, designing the sets for a wide range of films--from the film noir melodrama "Kiss the Blood Off My Hands" (1948) and the lush Douglas Sirk "women's picture" "Magnificent Obsession" (1954) to the low-budget sci-fi classic, "The Incredible Shrinking Man" (1957). Levitt earned Oscar nominations for her work on the picture-pretty "Pillow Talk" (1959), the popular classic "The Sound of Music" (1965) and Roman Polanski's retro film noir "Chinatown" (1974). She was also responsible for the deliciously creepy look of the TV series, "The Addams Family", in the mid-1960s.

EDUCATION

Pratt Institute

Brooklyn , New York

Milestones

1980

Final film credit as set decorator, "The Jazz Singer"

1949

First credit as art director, "Abandoned"

1943

First freature, "Can't Help Singing" starring Deanna Durbin

Launched film career at Universal Studios in the mid-1940s

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