Henry J. Kurth, a lighting and set designer who designed as many as 450 productions, died June 6 in his home in Cleveland, the New York Times reported. Mr. Kurth’s work was seen on Broadway in 1958, when he designed Heloise. Over the years, he designed for plays, dance and vaudeville.
He designed sets for the Dance Theater of Kathryn Karipides in Cleveland, according to the Times. Mr. Kurth was a professor emeritus at Case Western University, where he began teaching design in 1946.
-- By Kenneth Jones