Mickey S. Michaels, movie and TV set decorator who worked on the 1995 pic “Crimson Tide,” died March 20 in L.A. of natural causes. He was 67.
Michaels contributed to numerous films including “Airport” (1970), “Airport ’77” (1977), “The Hunt for Red October” (1990), “Naked Gun 2-1/2” (1991) and “Clear and Present Danger” (1994). He also worked on several TV series such as “Battlestar Galactica,” for which he received an Emmy nomination in 1979, and “Star Trek — Deep Space Nine.”
Michaels, a native of Santa Monica who served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War, became a member of Local 44 during the mid-1950s and by 1968 became a founding member of the Set Decorators Society of America.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara. Donations in Michaels’ name may be made to the Motion Picture Home or to the American Heart Assn.