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'Planet of the Apes' production designer dead

IANS  |  Los Angeles 

William Creber, who served as on the original "Planet of the Apes" movies, is dead. He was 87.

Creber died in on March 7 from pneumonia after prolonged illness, reports

"This was the man who designed and then flipped cruise ships, burned skyscrapers, and created an entire ape culture," said Nelson Coates, of the

Coates added: "Though his last feature was 21 years ago, remained a vital influence in the industry, with his institutional memory, sharing of relevant production solutions, and his amazing skills devising, executing, and teaching incredible methods of in-camera visual fx."

His three nominations came for his art direction on George Stevens' "The Greatest Story Ever Told" and on Adventure" and "Towering Inferno".

The other projects he worked on include the series "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea," for which he won an and "Lost In Space".

He is survived by his Emmy-winning son Kenneth Creber, an and set designer who has worked on shows such as "Melrose Place" and "Pushing Daisies" and his wife



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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 12:08 IST