Pato Guzman, 57, production designer and a longtime associate of Paul Mazursky, died Jan. 2 in Santiago, Chile, after a brief illness.
Guzman arrived in Los Angeles in the mid-1950s to work at Desilu Studios with his brother, Claudio. Starting as a sketch artist and assistant art director, he went on to become art director for several episodes of “I Love Lucy” and other Desilu series, including “The Untouchables.”
He also served as art director for the pilot of the original “Star Trek” series.
He began his association with Mazursky in 1967, serving as production designer on the Mazursky-co-scripted “I Love You, Alice B. Toklas” as well as the director’s “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice,” “Alex In Wonderland,” “Blume In Love,” “An Unmarried Woman” and “Willie And Phil.”
Guzman became co-producer on Mazursky’s films beginning in 1982 with “Tempest,” also serving as production designer. He continued in that dual capacity on “Moscow On The Hudson,” “Down And Out In Beverly Hills,” “Moon Over Parador” and “Enemies, A Love Story.”
Guzman just completed work on Mazursky’s “Scenes From A Mall,” starring Bette Midler and Woody Allen, due out in February from Touchstone.
Survived by his wife, Rita, two brothers and a sister.