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Polly Platt dies at 72; Oscar-nominated art director
Polly Platt dies at 72; Oscar-nominated art director

Polly Platt, the Oscar-nominated production designer of such films as "The Last Picture Show" and "Terms of Endearment" and producer of "Broadcast News" and "Say Anything," has died. She was 72. Platt died Wednesday of Lou Gehrig's disease at her home in Brooklyn, N.Y., according to her daughter, Antonia Bogdanovich. As a production designer, Platt was best known for creating the distinctive period sets on films directed by her former husband Peter Bogdanovich, including "The Last Picture Show" and "Paper Moon." Platt was the first female art director in the Art Director's Guild, and, in the early years of independent...

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