Rocco “Rocky” Longo, longtime motion picture title artist, died Oct. 5 of natural causes in Burbank, Calif. He was 89.
Born in Port Jervis, N.Y., he began his art career at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester where he created theater marquee posters. He relocated to Hollywood in 1935, where he landed a job with National Screen and later Pacific Title & Art Studio.
Some of his work included main and ancillary titles for “My Fair Lady,” “The Sound of Music” and “The Music Man.”
His wife of 51 years, Jean, died in 1986. He is survived by a son, a daughter, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.