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Edith Head (October 28, 1897 – October 24, 1981) was an American costume designer who won a record eight Academy Awards for Best Costume Design between 1949 and 1973, making her the most awarded woman in the Academy's History. Head is considered to be one of the greatest and most influential costume designers in film history.
Edith Head, Costume Department: Sabrina. Edith Head was born on October 28, 1897 in San Bernardino, California, USA as Edith Claire Posener. She is known for her work on Sabrina (1954), All About Eve (1950) and Roman Holiday (1953). She was married to Wiard Ihnen and Charles Head. She died on October 24, 1981 in Los Angeles, California.
Edith Head was born on October 28, 1897 in San Bernardino, California, USA as Edith Claire Posener. She is known for her work on Sabrina (1954), All About Eve (1950) and Roman Holiday (1953). She was married to Wiard Ihnen and Charles Head. She died on October 24, 1981 in Los Angeles, California.
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Edith Head. A winner of eight Academy Awards for Costume Design, Edith Head helped define the style of classic Hollywood with her striking work at Paramount and Universal. Some of the movie stars she dressed included Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, Lana Turner, Paul Newman, John Wayne, Steve McQueen, Elizabeth Taylor, Marlene Dietrich and many more.
Edith Head was an American costume designer, who over the course of her five-decade-long career, won a record eight Academy Awards. A California native, she earned a B.A. degree in letters and sciences with honours in French from the University of California, Berkeley and went on to obtain an M.A. degree in romance languages from Stanford University.
Edith Head. Lived from 1897 until 1981, Edith Head was a costume designer from America who won seven Academy Awards. She was born and grew up in California, and later on managed to find employment at Paramount Pictures as a costume sketcher sans relevant experience or training. She was first noted for the exclusive sarong dress she designed for ...
- All about Eve – Bette Davis. ‘ Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy ride!’ says Bette, wearing that stunning off the shoulder cocktail dress.
- The Road Movies – Dorothy Lamour / Hope and Crosby. The most glamorous of foils, Dorothy Lamour appeared swathed in beautiful Edith Head creations in all of the famous Road movies .
- Sunset Blvd – Gloria Swanson. Swanson had not made a movie in years, and Sunset Boulevard was to be her greatest – and what a film! Without any doubt, one of the greatest Hollywood movies ever made.
- A Place in the Sun – Liz Taylor. That stunning white strapless bodice evening dress worn by Elizabeth Taylor in A Place in the Sun , which helped shift tens of thousands of imitation prom dresses that year.