George Barris

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George Barris
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Barris at the 64th Grand National Roadster Show in Los Angeles, January 25, 2013
Born(1925-11-20)November 20, 1925
DiedNovember 5, 2015(2015-11-05) (aged 89)
Known forHot-Rod art, automobile customizing and pinstriping
Notable work
MovementKustom Kulture
Shirley Nahas
(m. 1958; wid. 2001)

George Barris (November 20, 1925 – November 5, 2015) was an American designer. He build many famous Hollywood custom cars, most notably the Munster Koach and 1966 Batmobile.[1]

Barris was married to Shirley Nahas from 1958 until her death in 2001. They had two children. He died on November 5, 2015, in his sleep at his home in Encino, California from cancer, at the age of 89.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Barris, George; Fetherston, David (2002). The Big Book of Barris. MBI Publishers. pp. 9–10. ISBN 9780760312469. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  2. "Batmobile Creator George Barris Dies". Hollywood Retrieved November 6, 2015.

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