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Edith Head

Edith Head

D.O.B.: October 28, 1897 (San Bernardino, CA)

D.O.D.: October 24, 1981 (Los Angeles, CA)

Cause of Death: Bone Marrow Disease

Location: Forest Lawn Glendale; Cathedral Slope; # 1675

Biographical Notes:

Edith's career spanned about six decades. She became a legend in her own right. She dressed some of the Biggest stars of the time...Elizabeth Taylor, Jimmy Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Robert Redford, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn...

She taught French and Art at the Hollywood School Girls. She applied for a job as an assistant designer at Paramount Studios on a dare from her students. She became the first designer ever to be Chief Designer for a major film studio.

She was the most honored costume designer with 34 Oscar nominations and 8 Academy awards.

 

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