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William M. Klages
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William M. Klages
Fall 2015
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William M. Klages

Class of 1947
Lighting Designer
(1927 - )

William Klages is an award-winning lighting designer who has been associated with some of the most outstanding productions in television history. He began his career in theatrical lighting with NBC practically at the network’s inception.After establishing his reputation with live black-and-white television dramas, he lighted landmark shows of early television starring entertainment legends Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, and Perry Como. In the decades that followed, he lighted an array of acclaimed entertainment specials for such luminaries as Barbra Streisand, Bob Hope, and Liza Minnelli, and awards shows including the Emmy Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Kennedy Center Honors. Klages also designed the lighting for grand-scale special events such as the 1984 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremonies. With more than 300 lighting credits to his name, he has won seven Primetime Emmy Awards and received 23 Emmy nominations. In 2012, he was the first lighting designer and only the third designer overall to be inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame.

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