Death of Petro Vlahos

August 20, 1916 - February 10, 2013
Los Angeles, California | Age 96

Movie effects innovator dies at 96
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Petro Vlahos, a two-time Academy Award winner whose blue- and green-screen technique on movies like "Mary Poppins" and "Ben Hur" made the modern blockbuster possible, has died. He was 96.

His family said he died on Feb. 10, according to The Los Angeles Times. The Hollywood Reporter said Vlahos' company, Ultimatte, also announced the death. No details were released.

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