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Art director Charles Lisanby dies

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Aug 29, 2013 | 10:35pm EDT

Celebrated TV art director Charles Lisanby has passed away at the age of 89. Lisanby died on 23 August (13) at his Los Angeles home due to complications from a fall. Starting his career working on sets on Broadway, Lisanby became a pioneer in colour television scenic design, and was art director on The Garry Moore Show, as well as designing sets for shows led by stars including Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand and Dolly Parton. He also art directed the Academy Awards telecasts and worked on the first MTV Video Music Awards in 1984. He won three Emmy Awards during his career. Lisanby was inducted into the U.S. Television Academy's Hall of Fame in 2010, making him the first art director to boast the illustrious honour.

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