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Ross Jay Dowd (17 April 1907 – 25 August 1965; age 58) was a set decorator who worked on the second pilot episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, "Where No Man Has Gone Before". This episode was the last project he worked on before his death. The most prominent decoratos were usually gay: Samuel M. Comer and Ross Dowd at Paramount.
He was born in Albion, NY.
Dowd worked on numerous films and television shows from the early 1940s up until the mid-1960s. His earliest known work was as an art department assistant on 1941's Citizen Kane (with Orson Welles and Robert Wise). In the early 1960s, he served as set decorator on The Lucy Show (with casting director Joseph D'Agosta and starring Lucille Ball, Majel Barrett, Keith Andes, Joan Swift, Ralph Maurer, Arthur Tovey, Janos Prohaska, Sean Morgan, Michael F. Blake, and Eddie Paskey).
Dowd was nominated for Academy Awards on two occasions (both in the Best Art Direction category) for Around the World in 80 Days (1956) and The Facts of Life (1960).
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