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Lisanby, Charles


Charles Alvin Lisanby was an American production designer who was known for his work in developing early color television. Lisanby was born on January 22, 1924 in Princeton, Kentucky to parents Charles Alvin Lisanby, Sr. and Rebecca Hollingsworth Lisanby. He graduated high school and became a member of the United States Army. Afterwards, he moved to New York and began art school.

Some of Lisanby's important contributions to art include his scale model of Radio City Music Hall and a mural of the Friar's Club. He transitioned to television work after he worked on a show called The Garry Moore Show where he created unique designs. He continued to produce various designs for different shows including making set for the show Applause. He won three Emmy awards for his significant work in color televison.

Lisanby died at the age of 89 on August 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

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