Decorated “Seabiscuit” called Oscar was 65 years old – Deadline


Mort Leslie A. Pope, a famous permanent decorator who received an Oscar nomination for the 2003 film, Seabiscuit. She was 65 years old.

The pope died Wednesday at his home in Venice, according to an obituary in his hometown, the Bowling Green Daily News. She recovered from heart surgery in February.

Pope was born June 2, 1954 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. She attended Antioch College, where she obtained a B.A. in biology. She moved to New York in 1979 to pursue a career in film and moved to Los Angeles in 1997.

According to his IMDb page, his multiple credits included Avengers: Endgame (2019); Avengers: Infinity War (2018); Ghostbusters (2016); Captain America: The Winter Solidist (2014); Django Unchained (2012); Lions for lambs (2007); Spanglish (2004); Catch Me If You Can (2002) and other movies.

She has worked on more than 50 projects and won awards for masterpiece production designs for Catch Me If You Can and Avengers: Endgame.

Pope was a member of IATSE Performing Arts, N.Y. Locals # 829 and # 52, and L.A. # 44 and NABET Locals # 15.

She is survived by her husband, Doug, and brothers and sisters Janet and William. A private service for the family has already taken place.


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