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Communications executive

George Lee Rappaport, American Communications executive, retired. Avocations: tennis, playing with community symphony and small jazz combos. M C. Numerous awards from Art Dirs. Clubs of New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago including Distinctive Merit award, Art Dirs. Club New York, 1943, Communications Arts Magazine, 1963.

Background

Rappaport, George Lee was born on December 19, 1920 in Trenton, New Jersey, United States. Son of Morris and Gertrude (Scull) Rappaport.

Education

Student, Pennsylvania Academy Fine Arts, 1939-1940;student, Pratt Institute, 1945-1946;student, Art Center College Design, 1946-1947.

Career

Assistant art director, Dozier, Graham, Eastman, Los Angeles, 1948-1949;art director, Edward J. Robinson, Los Angeles, 1949-1950;art director, Anderson-McConnell, Los Angeles, 1950-1953;art director, creative director, Calkins & Holden, New York City, Los Angeles, 1953-1963;president, owner, George Rappaport Graphic Design Cons., Los Angeles, 1963-1967;head creative television group, Carson/Roberts, Los Angeles, 1967-1970;managing director, Lee Lacy, Ltd., London, 1970-1972;founder, Chairman of the Board, Multi Media Presentations, Culver City, California, 1972-1985;retired, 1985. Bass player Trenton Symphony, 1937-1941, Master of Computer Applications Orchestra, 1944-1945.

Achievements

  • Avocations: tennis, playing with community symphony and small jazz combos. M C.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Art director, designer (advertisements) Voice of Free Choice (Gold medal, 1964), Elizabeth Stewart Swimwear (Gold medal, 1965).

Membership

Served with United States Air Force, 1941-1944. Member Los Angeles Art Directors Club (life member, president 1956-1957, medal 1964, 65), Society Art Center College of Design Alumni (president 1962-1963), National Academy Jazz (president 1987-1988), Academy television Arts and Sciences.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Tennis, playing with community symphony and small jazz combos.

Connections

Married Mary Virginia Page, June 11, 1947. Children: Robert Davis, Ross Lee.

father:
Morris Rappaport

mother:
Gertrude (Scull) Rappaport

spouse:
Mary Virginia Page

children:
Robert Davis Rappaport

Ross Lee Rappaport