GOTHAM, Who Was Doug Kraner

At the end of the second season finale of Fox's Gotham, we saw a memorial notice saying

In Memory Of Doug Kraner.

Who was Doug Kraner?

Doug Kraner was a production designer whose credits included Gotham, The Tomorrow People, Devious Maids, The Forgotten, Sleeping With the Enemy, Uncle Buck, Lean On Me and more.

Sadly, he passed away on April 4th, 2016 after losing his battle with that insidious disease called cancer. He was 65. He passed peacefully at home in West Hollywood.

He had quite the productive career, contributing his skills to creating sets and environments for the world of Hollywood to film within, carrying the imagination of TV and film fans into different worlds.

His work on Gotham got him an Emmy nod and if you think about it, he sure did create some dark and dreary settings in the series. But I always marveled at the ambiance of the settings in the show.

His work will be missed by all of us, while my condolences go out to his family, friends and peers. It's never easy losing someone, especially to this slow and insidious crap disease called cancer.


And to be honest, we can all help defeat cancer, even if it only takes one dollar at a time.  Let me explain.

For instance, Gotham looked like it was netting between 3 and 5 million viewers overall. Imagine, if you will, what could happen if every single person who watched the show and was impacted by the passing of Doug, contribute a mere dollar? Imagine such a small contribution adding up to somewhere between 3 and 5 million dollars?  That's what I'm talking about.

Cancer impacts 1 in 3 people, in one way or another and it's about time this crap stopped.

Thank you for reading this and your patience in my small, "$1" soapbox. , ,

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