Andrew Precht was a talented art director who worked on several Oscar-nominated films, such as “The Abyss”, “Dances With Wolves”, “Glory”, “Misery”, “Hook”, “Bram Stoker’s Dracula”, “Being Human” and “Legends of the Fall”. He was also the grandson of television legend Ed Sullivan, who hosted the popular variety show “The Ed Sullivan Show” from 1948 to 1971.
Early Life and Career
Andrew Precht was born and raised in Scarsdale, New York, on June 16, 1960. He was the eldest son of Robert Precht, a TV producer and broadcaster, and Elizabeth Precht, a homemaker. He had two brothers, David and Peter, and two sisters, Jennifer and Sarah. He also had a grandmother, Agnes, who lived in Missoula, Montana.
Andrew Precht showed an interest in art and architecture from an early age. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Southern California and received his master’s degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture. He started his career as an art director in the film industry in the mid-1980s, working on various projects with renowned directors such as James Cameron, Kevin Costner, Francis Ford Coppola, Rob Reiner and Ridley Scott.
Death and Legacy
Andrew Precht died on Feb. 21, 1995, while on location in Grenada, working on Ridley Scott’s film “White Squall”. He was 34 years old. The family asked that the cause of death not be reported, but some sources suggest that he committed suicide. According to AncientFaces, a website that collects genealogical and historical records, the cause of death is unknown.
Andrew Precht’s death was a shock and a loss to the film industry and his family. He was remembered as a talented, creative and generous person, who had a bright future ahead of him. His work as an art director was praised and recognized by critics and audiences alike. He was nominated for two Art Directors Guild Awards, for “Hook” and “Bram Stoker’s Dracula”, and won one for “Legends of the Fall”.
Andrew Precht’s legacy lives on through his films, which are still enjoyed and admired by millions of people around the world. He also left behind a loving family, who cherish his memory and honor his achievements. His grandfather, Ed Sullivan, once said that he was very proud of his grandson and that he had a lot of talent. He was right. Andrew Precht was a talented art director who left a mark on the film industry and the world. He will not be