February 17, 1926 |
Brooklyn, New York City
Albert Brenner (born February 17, 1926) is an American production designer and art director. His numerous credits include Bullitt (1968), Monte Walsh (1970), The Goodbye Girl (1977), Coma (1978), The Presidio (1988), Pretty Woman (1990), Backdraft (1991), and Mr. Saturday Night (1992).
Born in New York, Brenner is a graduate of the New York School of Industrial Arts and he worked on department store window displays before World War II.  After the war, he was a graduate student at the Yale Drama School and later taught scenic design, costume design and technical theatre at the University of Kansas City.  After returning to New York in the early 1950s, Brenner worked in theater as an assistant to designer Sam Leve. He designed live television programs for ABC and CBS, as well as television commercials and industrial films. Other television credits are Car 54, Where Are You (1961) and The Phil Silvers Show (1955). Brenner repeatedly worked with directors Herbert Ross, Peter Hymas and Garry Marshall.
Brenner has been nominated for five Academy Awards for Best Art Direction:
- The Sunshine Boys (1975)
- The Turning Point (1977)
- California Suite (1978)
- 2010 (1984)
- Beaches (1988)
- "Art guild to honor Brenner." Variety. September 5, 2002.
- "The Presidio" Production Information. 1988.
- "Only When I Laugh" Production Information. 1981.
- "IMDb.com: Albert Brenner - Awards". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2008-12-30.
- "The 61st Academy Awards (1989) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-31.