Lyle R. Wheeler Movies List

Lyle R. Wheeler
Lyle R. Wheeler
12-02-1905
Woburn, Massachusetts, USA
127
The Garden of Allah

Lyle R. Wheeler Filmography

Showing 1 to 10 of 127 movies
Showing 1 to 10 of 127 movies
Posse
Posse ( English )
Artist: Kirk Douglas , Bruce Dern , Bo Hopkins , James Stacey , Luke Askew
Director: Kirk Douglas , Jack Roe
Music Director: Maurice Jarre , Richard Portman , Tom Overton , Keith Stafford , George Brand , Maurice Jarre
Release date: 25-08-1975
Doctors' Wives
Doctors' Wives ( English )
Director: George Schaefer
Music Director: Elmer Bernstein
Release date: 03-02-1971
Marooned
Marooned ( English )
Director: John Sturges , John Carter
Music Director: Robie Robinson , Les Fresholtz
Release date: 11-12-1969
In Harm's Way
In Harm's Way ( English )
Artist: John Wayne , Kirk Douglas , Patricia Neal , Tom Tryon , Paula Prentiss
Director: Otto Preminger
Music Director: Jerry Goldsmith
Release date: 06-04-1965
Advise & Consent
Advise & Consent ( English )
Director: Otto Preminger , Don Kranze , Kathleen Fagan
Release date: 06-06-1962
From the Terrace
From the Terrace ( English )
Director: Mark Robson
Music Director: Elmer Bernstein
Release date: 09-09-1960
The Story of Ruth
The Story of Ruth ( English )
Director: Henry Koster
Music Director: Franz Waxman
Release date: 17-06-1960
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Director: Henry Levin
Music Director: Bernard Herrmann
Release date: 16-12-1959
Beloved Infidel
Beloved Infidel ( English )
Director: Henry King
Music Director: Franz Waxman
Release date: 17-11-1959
The Best of Everything
Artist: Hope Lange , Stephen Boyd , Suzy Parker , Martha Hyer , Louis Jourdan
Director: Jean Negulesco
Music Director: Alfred Newman
Release date: 09-10-1959
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Showing 1 to 10 of 127 movies

Lyle R. Wheeler Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Lyle Reynolds Wheeler (February 2, 1905 – January 10, 1990) was an American motion picture art director. He received five Academy Awards — for Gone with the Wind (1939), Anna and the King of Siam (1946), The Robe (1953), The King and I (1956) and The Diary of Anne Frank (1959). Lyle Wheeler studied at the University of Southern California, then worked as a magazine artist and industrial designer. In 1936 he was hired by David O. Selznick to work as a set designer for Selznick's motion picture production company. Wheeler proved to be a creative genius when it came to designing quality sets at reasonable costs and was very much in demand in the industry. By the end of World War II, Wheeler had joined Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, where he remained as chief art director until the end of the 1950s. In a career spanning 40 years, Wheeler created sets for more than 350 motion pictures, many of which are considered film classics. His credits include A Star is Born, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, State Fair, The Dolly Sisters, Forever Amber, The Fan, The Pride of St. Louis, The Seven Year Itch, and Carousel and in particular, Gone With the Wind, for which he drew some of the earliest examples of storyboards for film, illustrating not only the art design, but the framing, composition and even the color for nearly every shot in the film, greatly influencing the production. He also created matte paintings for all the ceilings for the sets as well as large set pieces like the facade of Tara. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Art Direction 29 times, winning five. In 1951, he was nominated for four different films, three in 1952 and twice for two films in one year. His television credits include the long-running CBS series, Perry Mason. Late in life, Wheeler suffered financial reverses and was forced to sell his home. He lost his five Academy Award statuettes when he was unable to pay a bill in excess of $30,000 at a storage facility. His 1959 Oscar for The Diary of Anne Frank was purchased and returned to Wheeler in 1989 by a fan. Lyle Wheeler died January 10, 1990, at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital, of pneumonia. He was cremated, and his ashes stored in the vault at the Chapel of the Pines Crematory in Los Angeles.

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