Wayne Fitzgerald

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Wayne Fitzgerald
Wayne Fitzgerald in 1987.jpg
Fitzgerald in 1987
Born(1930-03-19)March 19, 1930
DiedSeptember 30, 2019(2019-09-30) (aged 89)
OccupationTelevision and motion picture title designer
Years active1956 — 2003
AwardsEmmy Award (1987)

Wayne Fitzgerald (March 19, 1930 – September 30, 2019) was an American main title designer. He designed close to a thousand motion picture and television main and end title sequences for top directors.

He worked with many directors such as Francis Ford Coppola, John Huston, Mike Nichols, Robert Redford, Roman Polanski, Arthur Penn, Michael Cimino, Warren Beatty, Herbert Ross, John Hughes, and Quentin Tarantino.[1]

Fitzgerald designed the titles for Cool Hand Luke, Bonnie and Clyde, Annie, The Bold and the Beautiful, Footloose, Tootsie, The Big Chill, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Groundhog Day, Ghost and Basic Instinct.

Fitzgerald died on September 30, 2019 in Whidbey Island, Washington at the age of 89.[2] The cause was problems caused by the flu.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Wayne Fitzgerald on IMDb
  2. Barnes, Mike (September 30, 2019). "Wayne Fitzgerald, Prolific Main Title Designer, Dies at 89". The Hollywood Reporter. The Hollywood Reporter, LLC. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
  3. "Wayne Fitzgerald, Master of Films' Opening Moments, Dies at 89". The New York Times. October 3, 2019.