Ron Cobb, Alien Ship and Back to the Future DeLorean Designer, Dies at 83

Ron Cobb, a production designer known for designing Back to the Future’s time-traveling DeLorean, the Nostromo in Alien, and aspects of Conan the Barbarian, has died. He was 83.

 Ron Cobb with a Cartoon from his last book.American Cartoonist/Movie Designer Ron Cobb at the Wild & Woolie Publishing Company in Glebe. Ron is out in Australia to Promote his latest book. August 07, 1981. (Photo by Gerrit Alan Fokkema/Fairfax Media via Getty Images).

Ron Cobb (Photo by Gerrit Alan Fokkema/Fairfax Media via Getty Images).

Robin Love, Cobb’s wife of 48 years, reported that Cobb died Monday of Lewy body dementia, according to THR.

Cobb was most known for his production design work on numerous sci-fi and action films. Besides the examples listed above, Cobb was also responsible for weapons and scenery design on 1982’s Conan the Barbarian.

Cobb began his career at age 17

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Ron Cobb, ‘Back to the Future’ DeLorean Designer, Dies at 83

Cartoonist turned production designer Ron Cobb, best known for coming up the initial design of DeLorean time travel machine from “Back to the Future” has died, according to a report in the Hollywood Reporter. Cobb was 83.

Cobb died on Monday, his birthday, of Lewy body dementia in Sydney, according to his wife of 48 years, Robin Love.

Cobb’s designs help defined production design for some of the most iconic films of the 1970s and 80s. Cobb, who was born in 1937, broke into the industry in 1956 working at Disney as a breakdown artist on “Sleeping Beauty.” Cobb did

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Carole Price Shanis, interior designer and cultural philanthropist, dies at 86

Carole Price Shanis, 86, an innovative interior designer and longtime cultural philanthropist, died Saturday, July 18, of dementia and cancer.

Although Mrs. Shanis was born in Brooklyn, she adopted Philadelphia as her own after marrying local attorney and retail executive Joseph Shanis in 1987. Introduced by mutual friends, the couple went on to serve in leadership and philanthropic roles in many cultural organizations.

“The city meant a lot of her,” said her son, Jonathan Price. “She was always into philanthropy.”

Over the years, Mrs. Shanis and her husband became involved with, among other groups, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Curtis Institute

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