Obituaries for June 7, 2009

Hugh Scaife, Marque De Veaux die

Hugh Scaife, a set decorator who received three Oscar nominations and an Emmy nom, died June 25 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center in Wilmington, N.C., of complications from prostate cancer. He was 79.

Scaife, a veteran of the British military who served in the Corps of Royal Engineers, received Academy Award noms for his work on "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977), "The Elephant Man" (1980) and "A Passage to India" (1984) and an Emmy mention for his art direction on the 1988 miniseries "Noble House."

Marque De Veaux, who worked in production, licensing, marketing and public relations, died May 11 of cancer. He was 39.

De Veaux served as a production assistant under Bill Duke on "The Cemetery Club" (1993) and several of the director's other films. He also worked for Warner Bros., Universal, Hanna-Barbera, DVG Communications and Playboy Enterprises.
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