Walter H. Tyler

Walter H. Tyler ( born March 28, 1909 in Los Angeles, California, † November 3, 1990 in Orange County, California ) was an American Designer.


Tyler began his career as a Production Designer in 1944 and worked from 1946 to major film productions such as George Marshall's The Blue Dahlia thriller with. Already in the following year he was nominated for his participation in the film drama A Lady with a past for the first time for an Oscar. For the epic film Samson and Delilah 1951 he received his only Oscar. This was followed by further Oscar nominations for the Audrey Hepburn film comedies A Roman Holiday and Sabrina, and Cecil B. DeMille's epic film of The Ten Commandments with Charlton Heston as Moses.

Early 1960s, Tyler was awarded three additional Oscar nominations, for Joseph Anthony Drama Many are called that. Jerry Lewis comedy visit to a small planet, as well as the Tennessee Williams adaptation summer and smoke In the 1960s, Tyler worked on seven musical films with Elvis Presley as Café Europa, Acapulco and Roustabout. He was also involved in the Neil Simon adaptations Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple and Towners.

In the 1970s, Tyler worked repeatedly for Disney, including Herbie ride and island at the end of the world; for this he was 1975 the last time nominated for an Oscar. For Disney, he oversaw some episodes of the TV series Disney World. Otherwise, he worked very rare for television; total, he worked on three television movies. For the TV movie The Execution of Private Slovik with Martin Sheen in the lead role, he received an Emmy nomination in 1974.

Tyler was the grandfather of film composer Brian Tyler.

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