Sir Ken Adam, famous for his work on Dr Strangelove and seven James Bond films, has died at the age of 95.Sir Ken Adam, died on Thursday at his home in London after a short time in hospital.
His death was confirmed by Sir Christopher Frayling “As a person he was remarkable. Roger Moore once said about him that his life was a great deal mo re interesting than most of the films that he designed said his biographer to BBC.
Sir Ken Adam, also designed the car in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Adam was born in Berlin, Germany to a Jewish family, the son of a former Prussian cavalryman. He was the son of Lilli (Saalfeld), who operated a boarding house, and Fritz Adam, who ran a successful high-fashion clothing store.
Sir Christopher said: “It is said that when Ronald Reagan first became president, he visited Washington and asked one of his aides to see the War Room under the Pentagon, and the aide said: ‘Mr President, there isn’t one.'”
Sir Kenneth Hugo “Ken” Adam, OBE was a German-born British motion picture production designer most famous for his set designs for the James Bond films of the 1960s and 1970s, as well as for Dr. Strangelove.