Hitchcock’s production designer dead at 100

Boyle, a four-time Academy Award nominee for his work on classics North by Northwest, The Shootist and Fiddler on the Roof and recipient of an Honorary Oscar in 2008, died at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles on Monday (02Aug10).

The filmmaker had over 90 movies to his credit and landed a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Art Directors Guild in 1997.

In 2001 he was further honoured with the Hollywood Production Designer of the Year Award by the Hollywood Film Festival.

His other major motion picture credits as a production designer include The Birds, The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas, Private Benjamin and The Thomas Crown Affair.

Boyle worked on numerous films for Alfred Hitchcock and Norman Jewison. He also worked with Penny Marshall, Joe Dante, Sylvester Stallone, Hal Ashby and Don Siegel.