Who was Jose Duarte 1934-2008 ?
Posted 31 January 2009 - 06:41 PM
Posted 31 January 2009 - 07:06 PM
Does anyone know who he was? They dedicated this weeks show to him.
hey Jack, nice to see you back on here. Not sure exactly who that was but somebody did ask this question on another thread. Anyway welcome back- stop by the episode discussion thread... and tell us what ya thought
(Nanatoo @ Jan 29 2009, 11:32 PM) At the end of the show tonight there was a memorial for Jose Duarte. Who is he and what was his association with the show?
I looked it up on imdb http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0239107/
If this is the same person it says he was a Filmographer. He sadly passed away in August 2008.
That is so kind of them to honor him. May he rest in peace.
Posted 31 January 2009 - 07:10 PM
You can read more about his life at EntertainmentInsiders and MiamiHerald
JOSE DUARTE Died Aug. 24, 2008
Art director and scenic artist Jose Duarte died at age 73. Mr. Duarte worked on a number of feature films produced in South Florida. He was production designer on the thriller "Midnight Crossing." Mr. Duarte was art director on several films including the horror movies "The Unholy" and "The Funhouse." His many scenic artist credits include "Smokey and the Bandit," "Hoot," "From Justin to Kelly," "There's Something About Mary," "Miami Blues," "Married to the Mob," "Police Academy 5," "Revenge of the Nerds II," "Making Mr. Right" and "Porky's 3."
Greatly responsible for bringing the movie industry to South Florida dating back to the "Smokey and the Bandit" days to the more recent filming of "Burn Notice".
Posted 31 January 2009 - 07:27 PM
Posted 31 January 2009 - 07:28 PM
Thanks for the info on Jose Duarte. I'm sorry to hear of his passing. It sounds like he was quite important to Florida's entertainment/filming industry.
NatashaFatale, thank you for the links. I especially loved this part of the obituary in the Miami Herald, where they make mention that he was affectionately known as Pepe:
...Pepe, as he was affectionately known, declined many offers to go to Hollywood to remain close to his family and friends. His wisdom, compassion and humor will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Graveside service 1:00 PM Tuesday (today) at Vista Memorial Gardens, Hialeah. Arrangements by Caballero Rivero Woodlawn Funeral Home 305-888-6792. To visit this Guest Book Online, go to www.MiamiHerald.com/obituaries.
My heartfelt sympathies to Mr. Duarte's family and friends.
[edited to add: JackDempsey, it's great to see you.]
Edited by PhilippaConnors, 31 January 2009 - 07:30 PM.
Posted 31 January 2009 - 07:30 PM
Posted 31 January 2009 - 09:26 PM
My husband and I were wondering who he was...It was nice that they dedicated an epsiode for him...
Posted 03 February 2009 - 02:56 PM
Posted 03 February 2009 - 04:26 PM