Longtime legit set designer Patrick McFadden, who also acted in and directed numerous stage plays, died July 18 of complications associated with emphysema and pneumonia at UCLA Medical Center. He was 59.
A Philadelphia native, McFadden enjoyed a long career in the Los Angeles theater community, where he directed and acted in numerous productions, including “Guests of the Nations” and “All the Same.”
After a stint in the U.S. Army, McFadden relocated to Los Angeles in the early ’60s. Working in local theaters, his accomplishments culminated in a best set design Drama Critics award for his work on “Picnic.”
McFadden also had a long association with the Met Theater, where he was set designer on “Dark at the Top of the Stairs” and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.”
McFadden most recently worked as set designer on “The Fool.”
He is survived by two sisters and two brothers.