DeScenna, Linda 1949- (Linda De Scenna, Linda Descenna)

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DeScenna, Linda 1949- (Linda De Scenna, Linda Descenna)


Born November 14, 1949, in Warren, OH; daughter of Jack Loveless (an accountant) and Dorothy (a homemaker; maiden name, Sabey) DeScenna; married Ric McElvin (a lead man), December 8, 1984. Education: Graduated from Kent State University, 1971, with degrees in cinematography and painting.


Agent—The Skouras Agency, 1149 Third St., 3rd Floor, Santa Monica, CA 90403.


Set decorator and production designer. Previously worked as a studio secretary and cocktail waitress, Hollywood, CA.


International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Operators of the U.S. and Canada (I.A.T.S.E.).

Awards, Honors:

Academy Award nomination (with others), best art direction—set decoration, 1980, for Star Trek: The Motion Picture; Academy Award nomination (with Lawrence G. Paull and David L. Snyder), best art direction—set decoration, 1983, for Blade Runner; Academy Award nomination (with J. Michael Riva and Bo Welch), best art direction—set decoration, 1986, for The Color Purple; Academy Award nomination (with Ida Random), best art direction—set decoration, 1989, for Rain Man; Academy Award nomination (with Ferdinando Scarfiotti), best art direction—set decoration, 1993, for Toys.


Film Set Decorator:

Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Paramount, 1979.

Fatso, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1979.

It's My Turn (also known as A Perfect Circle), Columbia, 1980.

Blade Runner, Warner Bros., 1982.

Second Thoughts, Universal, 1982.

Brainstorm, United Artists, 1983.

Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (also known as Adventures in the Creep Zone and Road Gangs), Columbia, 1983.

The Lonely Guy, Universal, 1984.

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the Eighth Dimension (also known as The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1984.

(As Linda De Scenna) The Falcon and the Snowman, Orion, 1985.

The Goonies, Warner Bros., 1985.

The Color Purple, Warner Bros., 1985.

Back to School, Orion, 1986.

Harry and the Hendersons (also known as Bigfoot and Bigfoot and the Hendersons), Universal, 1987.

Summer School, Paramount, 1987.

(As Linda De Scenna) Someone to Watch Over Me, Columbia, 1987.

Moving, Warner Bros., 1988.

Scrooged, Paramount, 1988.

Rain Man, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1988.

(As Linda De Scenna) Back to the Future Part II, Universal, 1989.

Avalon, Tri-Star, 1990.

Defending Your Life, Warner Bros., 1991.

The Rocketeer, Buena Vista, 1991.

(As Linda De Scenna) Honeymoon in Vegas, Lobel Bergman Productions, 1992.

Toys, Fox-Baltimore Pictures, 1992.

Wolf, 1994.

Film Production Designer:

Jimmy Hollywood, 1994.

Bye Bye, Love, 1995.

Father of the Bride Part II, 1995.

A Family Thing, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1996.

Liar Liar, Universal, 1997.

(As Linda Descenna) Mouse Hunt, DreamWorks, 1997.

Patch Adams, Universal, 1998.

Galaxy Quest, DreamWorks, 1999.

Dragonfly (also known as Im zeichen der libelle), Universal, 2001.

Bringing Down the House, Buena Vista, 2003.

Bruce Almighty, Universal, 2003.

The Pacifier (also known as Gnome and Le pacifacteur), Buena Vista, 2005.

Yours, Mine and Ours, Paramount, 2005.

Evan Almighty, Universal, 2007.

Film Appearances:

Shower guest, Father of the Bride Part II, 1995.

Television Set Decorator:

Worked on Logan's Run; Fantastic Journey.

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