Pablo Ferro, the legendary title designer who is best known for crafting the innovative titles for films like Dr. Strangelove, Men in Black, A Clockwork Orange, Bullitt and Philadelphia, has died on Friday night, November 16. He was 83.
His children, son Allen Ferro, 62, and daughter Joy Michelle Moore, 52, confirmed the death of their father.
As for the cause of death, they said the legend of Madison Avenue and Hollywood died from complications from pneumonia in Sedona, Arizona.
We are deeply saddened to report that title design legend Pablo Ferro has died, his family confirms. He is known for his powerful and influential title designs for films like DR. STRANGELOVE, BULLITT, THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR, and many more. He was 83. #PabloFerro pic.twitter.com/f9UjxDuDtw
— Art of the Title (@ArtoftheTitle) November 18, 2018
Pablo worked on 9 films directed by Jonathan Demme, including 1984's Stop Making Sense, 1988's Married to the Mob, 1993's Philadelphia and 1998's Beloved.
The designer animated the first NBC peacock logo when it opened up into colors in the late 1950s; he did graphic effects for 1969 film Midnight Cowboy and worked as a supervising editor on the music video for Michael Jackson’s Beat It (1983).
His resumé includes The Russians Are Coming, The Thomas Crown Affair, Bound for Glory, Being There, Darkman, To Die For, Doctor Dolittle, Psycho and For Love of the Game.
Pablo produced and directed comedy movie Me Myself and I (1992), starring George Segal and JoBeth Williams.
In addition to his children, Pablo is survived by his ex-wife, Susan; grandchildren Tristen and Alexandra; and three sisters and a brother.
Funeral arrangements for the legendary designer will be announced in the coming days. Rest In Peace Pablo Ferro!
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