Charles Lisanby, Primetime Emmy-Winning Production Designer, Hall of Fame Inductee
Lisanby won three Emmys during his career and was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2010.
Charles Lisanby, a giant in the field of production design and art direction who won three Primetime Emmys and was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame, died August 23, 2013. He was 89.
Lisanby, who grew up in Kentucky, received 10 Primetime Emmy nominations during a career that spanned more than 30 years. He won his Emmys for the 1974 CBS miniseries Benjamin Franklin, the 1980 ABC special Baryshnikov on Broadway and the 1988 CBS special Barry Manilow: Big Fun on Swing Street.
His other notable credits included Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall, Once Upon a Mattress and Mitzi … A Tribute to the American Housewife, as well as specials starring Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Alan King, Bill Cosby and Bob Hope.
For his lengthy and distinguished body of work, Lisanby was the first production designer to be inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2010.
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