Production designer Doug Kraner, who designed the famous beach house in “Sleeping with the Enemy” with Julia Roberts, died on April 4 at the age of 65. Kraner had been battling cancer and died in West Hollywood, Calif.
Kraner first met Danny Cannon while working on “I Still Know What You Did Last Summer.” He then teamed up with Cannon on the pilots for “The Forgotten,” “Nikita,” “The Tomorrow People” and “Gotham,” for which he received an Emmy nomination and an Art Directors Guild nomination.
Kraner was first nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Art Direction for a Limited Series or Special for his set decoration on “Little Gloria……Happy at Last.”
He also worked on the films “My Dinner With Andre,” “The Untouchables” and “Working Girl.”
Kraner worked with many well-known directors including Michael Apted, Brian DePalma, Louis Malle, Anthony Minghella, Mike Nichols and Dean Parisot. He also frequently collaborated with John Hughes including on “Curly Sue” and “Uncle Buck.”
He is survived by his mother, Harriet Kraner McElmurry, his sister Janet Shepard, a niece and nephew.
Donations may be made to Project Angel Food.