Oscar-nominated art director Polly Platt dies

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In this Dec. 27, 2007 image released by Chasen & Company, Polly Platt is shown. Platt, who was nominated for an Oscar for art direction for "Terms of Endearment" and went on to produce several successful films, died Wednesday, July 27, 2011 in New York of Lou Gehrig's disease. She was 72. (AP Photo/Chasen & Company, Sashy Bogdanovich)
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In this Dec. 27, 2007 image released by Chasen & Company, Polly Platt is shown. Platt, who was nominated …

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Polly Platt, who was nominated for an Oscar for art direction for "Terms of Endearment" and went on to produce several successful films, has died. She was 72.

Sashy Bogdanovich says her mother died Wednesday in New York of Lou Gehrig's disease.

Platt starting working in movies with her husband, writer-director Peter Bogdanovich.

She continued in film after the couple divorced in 1971 and went on to produce "Broadcast News," ''War of the Roses" and "Say Anything" through a long collaboration with James L. Brooks and Gracie Films.

Platt was born in Fort Sheridan, Ill., in 1939. She studied art at Carnegie Mellon University before moving to New York, where she met Bogdanovich while working as a set designer.

She is survived by two daughters and three grandsons.

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