Norman Bel Geddes
Norman Bel Geddes

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Name: Norman Bel Geddes
Occupation: Inventor
Gender: Male
Birth Day: April 27, 1893
Death Date: May 8, 1958 (age 65)
Age: Aged 65
Country: United States
Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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Norman Bel Geddes

Norman Bel Geddes was born on April 27, 1893 in United States (65 years old). Norman Bel Geddes is an Inventor, zodiac sign: Taurus. Find out Norman Bel Geddesnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


He designed household consumer items like the streamlined Emerson Patriot radio or the Soda King seltzer bottle, but his most popular work as the GM Pavilion was at the 1939 World's Fair.

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As per our current Database, Norman Bel Geddes died on May 8, 1958 (age 65).

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Before Fame

He was a theater set designer and worked in Los Angeles and with the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

Biography Timeline


Bel Geddes was born Norman Melancton Geddes in Adrian, Michigan, and raised in New Philadelphia, Ohio, the son of Flora Luelle (née Yingling) and Clifton Terry Geddes, a stockbroker. When he married Helen Belle Schneider in 1916, they combined their names to Bel Geddes. Their daughters were actress Barbara Bel Geddes and writer Joan Ulanov.


Bel Geddes began his career with set designs for Aline Barnsdall's Los Angeles Little Theater in the 1916–17 season, then in 1918 as the scene designer for the Metropolitan Opera in New York. He designed and directed various theatrical works, from Arabesque and The Five O'Clock Girl on Broadway to an ice show, It Happened on Ice, produced by Sonja Henie. He also created set designs for the film Feet of Clay (1924), directed by Cecil B. DeMille, designed costumes for Max Reinhardt, and created the sets for the Broadway production of Sidney Kingsley's Dead End (1935).


Bel Geddes opened an industrial-design studio in 1927, and designed a wide range of commercial products, from cocktail shakers to commemorative medallions to radio cabinets. His designs extended to unrealized futuristic concepts: a teardrop-shaped automobile, and an Art Deco House of Tomorrow. In 1929, he designed "Airliner Number 4," a 9-deck amphibian airliner that incorporated areas for deck-games, an orchestra, a gymnasium, a solarium, and two airplane hangars.


Bel Geddes designed the General Motors Pavilion, known as Futurama, for the 1939 New York World's Fair. For that famous and enormously influential installation, Bel Geddes exploited his earlier work in the same vein: he had designed a "Metropolis City of 1960" in 1936.


Bel Geddes died in New York on May 8, 1958. His autobiography, Miracle in the Evening, was published posthumously in 1960.

Family Life

Norman's daughter Barbara Bel Geddes became a well-known film and Broadway actress who played Ellie Ewing on Dallas.

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