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Fred R. Price

Date of passing: 
June 25, 2015

Fred R. Price was a set decorator and studio executive at Warner Bros. who oversaw set construction.

He worked extensively in television as a set decorator, with credits that included the series The Monkees, Mannix and Flying High. He also worked on the 1978 miniseries The Awakening Land, about a frontierswoman's struggles during the late-18th and early-19th centuries. The production starred Elizabeth Montgomery, Hal Holbrook and Jane Seymour.

Price was nominated for two Emmy Awardsin – 1971 and 1973 for the crime drama Mannix. The series ran for eight seasons, from 1967 to 1975, and followed L.A. private eye Joe Mannix. Price shared the nomination for outstanding achievement in art direction or scenic design with art director Jan Van Tamelen.

He also worked in film, most notably on Cool Hand Luke, starring Paul Newman. In addition, he was an art director for several television movies, as well as the feature film Porky's II: The Next Day.

Later, Price became an executive at Warner Bros., Throughout most of the 1980s and early ‘90s, he worked in the feature film division, often overseeing set construction and budgeting.

Fred R. Price was a set decorator and studio executive at Warner Bros. who oversaw set construction.

He worked extensively in television as a set decorator, with credits that included the series The Monkees, Mannix and Flying High. He also worked on the 1978 miniseries The Awakening Land, about a frontierswoman's struggles during the late-18th and early-19th centuries. The production starred Elizabeth Montgomery, Hal Holbrook and Jane Seymour.

Price was nominated for two Emmy Awardsin – 1971 and 1973 for the crime drama Mannix. The series ran for eight seasons, from 1967 to 1975, and followed L.A. private eye Joe Mannix. Price shared the nomination for outstanding achievement in art direction or scenic design with art director Jan Van Tamelen.

He also worked in film, most notably on Cool Hand Luke, starring Paul Newman. In addition, he was an art director for several television movies, as well as the feature film Porky's II: The Next Day.

Later, Price became an executive at Warner Bros., Throughout most of the 1980s and early ‘90s, he worked in the feature film division, often overseeing set construction and budgeting.

He also worked at Disney as a draper, and was involved in both the construction and maintenance of Disneyland.

Price died June 25, 2015, in Sherman Oaks, California. He was 88.

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