John S. Detlie
|John S. Detlie|
|Born||John Stewart Detlie
December 23, 1908
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, U.S.
|Died||November 30, 2005
La Quinta, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Art/set director for films|
(m. 1940, d. 1943; 2 children)
(m. 1947-2005; 2 children)
He was the first husband of actress Veronica Lake, although 14 years older than she; they had two children, one of whom died shortly after birth. They divorced in 1943.
Detlie went on to serve in the Army in World War II, including directing the camouflage of Boeing Plant 2 in Seattle. He went on to a career in architecture, designing Temple De Hirsch Sinai in Seattle and a number of large churches and parts of downtown Honolulu. He was an accomplished artist in water colors, acrylics and oils.
His brother, Stanley Detlie, was a set designer in the 1930s and 1940s. John Detlie and his second wife, Virginia, lived in La Quinta, California, for 48 years, until his death from lung cancer several weeks before his 97th birthday.