- Luc Gilleman
Beck, Julian (31 May 1925–14 September 1985), stage designer and author, was born in New York City, the son of Irving Beck, an auto parts salesman, and Mabel Lucille Blum, a teacher. Unlike his parents, who had struggled to overcome poverty, Julian benefited in his youth from middle-class comforts he later repudiated. In 1943 he abandoned his studies at Yale University to become a painter and writer in New York. There he met seventeen-year-old Judith Malina, whom he married in 1948 and with whom he had two children....