Polly Platt

Mary Marr "Polly" Platt (January 29, 1939 – July 27, 2011) was an American film producer, production designer and screenwriter. She was the first female art director accepted into Hollywood's Art Director's Guild. In addition to her credited work, she was known as mentor (for which she was honored with Women in Film Crystal Award) as well as an uncredited collaborator and networker. In the case of the latter, she is credited with contributing to the success of ex-husband and director Peter Bogdanovich's early films; mentoring then, first-time director and writer Cameron Crowe, and discovering actors including Cybill Shepherd, Tatum O'Neal, Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson and director Wes Anderson. Platt also suggested that director James L. Brooks meet artist and illustrator Matt Groening. Their subsequent meeting eventually resulted in the satiric animated television series The Simpsons.

Polly Platt
Born
Mary Marr Platt

(1939-01-29)January 29, 1939
DiedJuly 27, 2011(2011-07-27) (aged 72)
New York City, New York, U.S.
OccupationFilm producer, production designer, screenwriter
Years active1966–2011
Spouse(s)Philip Klein
(m. 195?; died 1959)
(m. 1962; div. 1971)

Tony Wade
(m. 1979; died 1985)
Children2

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