Polly Platt, Producer and Production Designer, Dies at 72

Platt, whose ex-husband is Peter Bogdanovich, was nominated for an Oscar for best art direction — set decoration on the 1983 “Terms of Endearment”

Last Updated: July 27, 2011 @ 12:41 PM

Polly Platt, a producer, Oscar-nominated production designer, writer — and ex-wife of Peter Bogdanovich — died Wednesday morning in Brooklyn, NY., according to published reports. She was 72 and had ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Platt was nominated for the Oscar for set decoration for the 1983 "Terms of Endearment."

As recently as this year, she executive produced the documentary "Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel." Her other credits include producing the 1989 "Say Anything" and executive producing the 1987 "Broadcast News."

With Bogdanovich, she made "Targets," "The Last Picture Show," "Paper Moon" and "What's Up Doc." On the set of "The Last Picture Show," however, her marriage collapsed.

In fact, the 1984 "Irreconcilable Differences" was loosely based on her divorce.