Death of Mario Armond Zamparelli

September 8, 2012
Los Angeles, California

Howard Hughes' chief designer dies
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JOHN ROGERS, The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mario Armond Zamparelli, an internationally renowned artist who for nearly 20 years created the distinctive, often colorful logos, images and posters for reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes' many companies, has died at age 91.

Zamparelli, who had homes in the Los Angeles suburbs of La Canada-Flintridge and San Marino, died Saturday of heart failure, his family said.

The artist, who worked in numerous styles and forms, was...

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