EVELYN Sakash was a television production designer who worked on a number of television shows and films including Orange Is The New Black and Sesam
EVELYN Sakash was a television production designer who worked on a number of television shows and films including Orange Is The New Black and Sesame Street.
Sakash was found dead in her New York City home on Tuesday, March 30. She was 66.
Evelen Sakash won a Daytime Emmy Award[/caption]
What shows and movies did Evelyn Sakash work on?
Sakash worked on a number of films and series in her 30-year career in the entertainment business as a set decorator and production designer.
She worked on the hit Netflix show Orange Is The New Black and the crime drama Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
She also worked on films such as the 1990 romance Mermaids that starred Cher and the 2014 movie Still Alice.
Did Evelyn Sakash win a Daytime Emmy Award?
Sakash won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction/Set Direction/Scenic Design for her work on the PBS children’s series Between The Lions.
She took home the award in 2003.
The children series, Between The Lions, ran for ten seasons until 2010.
How did Evelyn Sakash die?
Sakash was found in her Queens home under piles of garbage on Tuesday, March 30.
Police went to her home Tuesday after her sister called police and told them a cleaning crew found her remains.
Sakash had been missing since September 2020, according to a GoFundMe page.
“This is just devastating,” Sakash’s sister, Ellen Brown, told the Daily News. “She had a full life. She was so extraordinarily talented. She was a brilliant mind.”
“I don’t want my sister to be remembered like that, like the way she was found,” she continued.
“I don’t know,” she said. “This was clearly in effect for a long time. She sometimes kept people at bay. The headline says ‘Queens hoarder,’ but that’s not who she is.”
A neighbor told the Daily News Sakash “fell into a downward spiral” following her mother’s death.
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“She became so much more withdrawn and looked sick,” the neighbor said. “I think that’s when she started to pick up more of the hoarding.
“I went into her house years ago and it was normal,” the neighbor added.
The Daily News reported, citing the medical examiner’s office, that Sakash died of natural causes “succumbing to arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease.”
The GoFundMe page’s organizer updated the page to help Sakash’s sister pay for funeral costs.