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Robert F. Boyle, Hitchcock's art director for 'North by Northwest,' dies at 100 [Updated]

August 2, 2010 |  9:27 pm


Robert F. Boyle, a longtime Hollywood production designer who received four Academy Award Boyle nominations  for his art direction on the films “North by Northwest,” “Gaily, Gaily,” “The Shootist” and “Fiddler on the Roof,” has died. He was 100.

Boyle, who received an honorary Oscar in 2008, died Sunday of natural causes at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the Art Directors Guild announced.

Besides "North by Northwest," Boyle worked with director Alfred Hitchcock on "The Birds," "Marnie," "Saboteur" and "Shadow of a Doubt."

Read a profile of Boyle by Times staff writer Susan King.

[Updated 3:44 p.m. Read Dennis McLellan's obituary of Robert Boyle.]

-- Claire Noland


Photo: Robert Boyle in 2009. Credit: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times