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Theodore Fuchs

Theodore Fuchs, a pioneer in the development of stage lighting and theater design, died of natural causes Jan. 25 in a nursing home in Evanston, 111. He was 90.

A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Fuchs attended Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute where he graduated with a degree in chemical engineering, however, he had developed a great interest in the theater through his friend, Dr. S.M. Tucker, a professor and playwright.

After graduation, he served as executive director of the New York Drama League and editor of its publication for two years. His interest in stage lighting was further heightened through his association with A.L. Powell of the General Electric Co., for which Fuchs later traveled the U.S. demonstrating and selling GE stage lamps.

He wrote several books on stage lighting, including “Stage Lighting” (1929, Little Brown) and “Homebuilt Lighting Equipment for the Small Stage.” His final book, “Functional Planning of Educational Theater Facilities” was a culmination of techniques he applied in the construction of Northwestern University Theater, where he consulted for many years and racked up more than 250 production credits.

No survivors.

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