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Norman Bel Geddes

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Norman Bel Geddes
BornNorman Melancton Geddes
April 27, 1893
Adrian, Michigan
DiedMay 8, 1958 (age 65)
New York, New York
Known forTheatrical Design, Industrial Design

Norman Melancton ("Big Norm") Bel Geddes (April 27, 1893 – May 8, 1958) was an American theatrical and industrial designer who focused on aerodynamics. Actress Barbara Bel Gedddes was his daughter.

Biography

As a child, he was a bellhop on a Great Lakes steamer. He endeared himself to a travelling magician who taught him a number of tricks, and Geddes made his theatrical debut at the age of 16 as "Zedsky the Boy Magician."[1]

References

  1. New Orleans Times Picayune 30 Aug 1925 p 64
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