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June 17, 1918 - October 7, 2015 Eugene "Gene" Allen, a three-time Oscar nominated production designer best known for his collaboration with George Cukor on movies including A Star Is Born, Les Girls and his Art Direction Oscar winning My Fair Lady, has died. He was 97. His lifelong affinity with art and painting blossomed during his productive retirement. Sailing under the Balboa Yacht Club burgee since 1957 was another of Gene's passions, always a family affair. Gene Allen is survived by Iris, his wife of 74 years; two sons, Pat (Susan) and Mike (Tessa); three granddaughters, Christina Smith, Noelle Kopjak and Claire Allen; and four great grandchildren. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations in Allen's memory be made to the Catalina Island Conservancy, 330 Golden Shore, Suite 170, Long Beach, CA 90802 or on their website, catalinaconservancy.org. A public memorial celebration and reception will be held on Friday, November 6 at 11:00 AM at the Balboa Yacht Club,1801 Bay Side Drive, Corona del Mar, CA 92625.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Oct. 24 to Oct. 25, 2015
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