Jack Deshields

Production designer

Production designer Jack DeShields, a four-time Emmy nominee and designer of TV series “The Big Valley,” died Nov. 29 of complications from diabetes. He was 81.

DeShields was a long-time member of the Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) until his retirement in 1991 and a member of the Set Designers & Model Makers Guild (IATSE, Local 847). His Emmy nominations came for “The Legend of Lizzie Borden,” “The Barbary Coast,” “Washington Behind Closed Doors” and “His Name Was Mudd.”

DeShields was also art director on the 1976 feature “Marathon Man.”

He is survived by wife Patsy, a son and two grandsons.

Donations may be made to The Macular Degeneration Partnership (AMD.org), American Diabetes Association (diabetes.org) or the American Humane Association (americanhumane.org).

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