Sandy Dvore, an Emmy Award-winning American graphic designer and title designer who created the Walking Partridges in The partridge family and brushstroke logo for The young and the restless, is dead. He was 86 years old.
A representative for Dvore confirmed he died Friday night.
Born in Chicago in 1934, Dvore studied at the American Academy of Art from 1953 to 1954 before moving to Hollywood.
Dvore’s artistry can be seen in some of television’s most iconic title sequences, including The McMasters, Meet, two on a bench, The man, Nakia, The Waltons, Landing Nodes, Eischied, Spenser: For rent, North and South, Sable, A Wanderer’s Christmasand Wolf. He also created the main titles of North and South – Books I and II, Evergreen, Police Story and falcon crest. His film title credits include the 1972 thriller Blaxploitation Blaculeand the 1976 film Lipstick.
Dvore won an Emmy Award in 1987 for Leading Television Special Carol, Carl, Whoopi and Robin which starred Carol Burnett, Carl Reiner, Whoopi Goldberg and Robin Williams.
He first made his mark designing commercial advertisements for artists in the 1960s, including Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Lee Marvin, Bobby Darin, Kirk Douglas, Jimmy Stewart and Sammy Davis, Jr. He is credited with redesigning of the United Artists logo, which debuted in Rocky III and appeared in UA films from 1982 to 1987, as well as creating the Solo Cup logo and selecting its memorable red color.
Dvore is survived by his Chicago-based family, including his sister and brother-in-law, three nephews and great-nieces and nephews.