John S. Detlie
John S. Detlie
John Stewart Detlie was an American motion picture art director/set designer in Hollywood from 1937 thru 1942. 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 earned degrees in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.
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  • 2005
    Age 96
    Died on November 30, 2005.
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  • 1943
    Age 34
    They divorced in 1943.
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  • 1941
    Age 32
    Detlie earned degrees in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. He was nominated for an Oscar in 1941 for Best Art Direction for the film Bitter Sweet.
    More Details Hide Details Detlie went on to serve in the Army in World War II, including directing the camouflage of the Boeing plant in Seattle. He went on to a career in architecture, designing 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.
  • 1908
    Born on December 23, 1908.
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