Henry Bumstead (1915-2006)


Henry Bumstead is probably a man you never heard of. He’s wasn’t the big bucks actor or high profile director.

But if you love movies such as To Kill a Mockingbird, The Sting, Vertigo,Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby, then you know his work.

A four-time Oscar nominee and two- time Oscar winner (for To Kill a Mockingbird and The Sting) Henry Bumstead, was a major behind the scene’s player, serving as set and production designer for over 100 films.

He collaborated with Clint Eastwood on 13 movies including Flags of Our Fathers, which is currently in post-production.

Eastwood told The Los Angeles Times, (He was) one of a kind. He seamlessly bridged the gap between what I saw on the page and what I saw through the camera lens. He is a legend in his field and a cherished friend. We will all miss him terribly.”

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