In 1930 and 1940, Harold was working as an architect.
Death and Burial
On 17 December 1983, Hal died in Los Angeles County, California.
Los Angeles Times 24 December 1983 Hal Pereira, Art Director for Paramount Studios, Dies at 78
Hal Pereira, supervising art director for Paramount Studios for 25 years, winner of one Academy Award and nominee for 23 others, died in his Westwood home Saturday of a heart attack. He was 78.
Born in Chicago, he joined Paramount as a unit art director in 1942 after many years as a stage designer. He became art director for the studio in 1950, five years before winning the black and white art direction award for "The Rose Tattoo.
His other films, many in collaboration, include "Double Indemnity", "The Lemon Drop Kid", "The Greatest Show on Earth," "Shane," "The Ten Commandments," "Hud," The Carpetbaggers," and many more.
Pereira is survived by his wife, Miriam, son Arthur, daughter Jeanne Hirschhorn and five grandchildren. His younger brother, William, is the well-known architect.
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↑ 3.03.1 "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XS5D-7Q5 : accessed 28 June 2017), Harold Pereira in household of Saul Pereira, Chicago (Districts 2627-2876), Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 2871, sheet 6B, line 54, family , NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 489; FHL microfilm 2,340,224.
↑ 4.04.1 "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K4MV-LZL : accessed 28 June 2017), Hal Peirera, Ward 44, Chicago, Chicago City, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 103-2770, sheet 61B, line 63, family 442, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 1009.
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