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Cecil Beaton (I) (1904–1980)

Cecil Beaton was born on January 14, 1904 in London, England as Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton. He is known for his work on My Fair Lady (1964), Gigi (1958) and Anna Karenina (1948). He died on January 18, 1980 in Broadchalke, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. See full bio »

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Known For

My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady Costume Designer
(1964)
Gigi
Gigi Costume Designer
(1958)
Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina Costume Designer
(1948)
Major Barbara
Major Barbara Costume Designer
(1941)

Filmography

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 1964 My Fair Lady (costumes)
 1958 Gigi (costumes design by)
 1957 The Truth About Women (costumes designed by)
 1948 Dandy Dick (TV Movie)
 1948 Anna Karenina (costumes designed by)
 1944 On Approval
 1941 Suicide Squadron (gowns designed by)
 1941 The Remarkable Mr. Kipps (costumes designed by)
 1941 Major Barbara (costumes)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Doris Zinkeisen, Rex Whistler, and he designed 'Mr Cochran's Young Ladies' in Herbert and Ellis's revue, "Streamline," in a Charles B. Cochran's production at the Palace Theatre in London, England with Florence Desmond, Roy Russell, Charles Heslop, Naunton Wayne, Tilly Losch, Nora Howard, La Jana, June Hart, Sepha Treble, Iris ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 6 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir Cecil Beaton

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on mini-skirts] Never in the history of fashion has so little material been raised so high to reveal so much that needs to be covered so badly. See more »

Trivia:

Claimed that Greta Garbo was the only woman he had ever loved romantically. See more »

Trademark:

High-pocketed Savile Row suits See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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