Norman Bel Geddes

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Norman Bel Geddes (April 27, 1893 - May 8, 1958), born in Adrian, Michigan, was an American theatrical and industrial designer who focused on aerodynamics. He began his career in 1918 as the scene designer for the Metropolitan Opera. In 1929, he designed a 9-deck amphibian airliner which incorporated areas for deck-games, an orchestra, a gymnasium, a solarium, and two airplane hangers. Bel Geddes is most famous for designing the General Motors Pavilion, known as Futurama, for the 1939 New York World's Fair. His autobiography, Miracle in the Evening, was published posthumously in 1960.

He was father of actress Barbara Bel Geddes who played Miss Ellie Ewing Farlow in the television series Dallas.

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