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Set designer Richard Stiles dies

Was Emmy nominated for 'Wheel of Fortune'

Emmy-nommed production designer Richard Stiles, who designed sets for “Wheel of Fortune” for 27 years , died Nov. 24 of pneumonia following complications from brain surgery. He was 74.

Earlier, Stiles served as an assistant art director on the TV shows “The Scarecrow,” “Brigadoon” and “The Red Skelton Show.” His scultptures of famous TV talents are on display at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood, and he served on the Academy’s Hall of Fame sculpture committee. He also chaired the Art Directors guild Scholarship Committee and was a long-time Trustee of the guild.

His Emmy nomination was in 1994 for production design on “Wheel of Fortune.” In 2001 he was nominated for an award by the Art Directors Guild.

He is survived by two sisters.

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