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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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 1964 My Fair Lady (costumes)
 1958 Gigi (costumes design by)
 1948 Anna Karenina (costumes designed by)
 1944 On Approval
 1941 The Remarkable Mr. Kipps (costumes designed by)
 1941 Suicide Squadron (gowns designed by)
 1941 Major Barbara (costumes)
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Other Works:

He designed Enid Bagnold's play, "The Chalk Garden", at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York City with Gladys Cooper, Siobhan McKenna, Percy Waram, Fritz Weaver, Marian Seldes and Betsy von Furstenberg in the cast. Albert Marre was the director. See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir Cecil Beaton

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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[on Marilyn Monroe] She had rocketed from obscurity to become our post-war sex symbol, the pin-up girl of an age. And whatever press agentry of manufactured illusion may have lit the fuse, it is her own weird genius that has sustained her flight. Transfigured by the garish marvel of Technicolor cinemascope, she walks like an undulating basilisk, scorching everything in her path. Like Giraudoux's ... See more »

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He was awarded a Tony in 1957 for his costume designs for 'My Fair Lady.'. See more »

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Wide-brimmed bolero hats See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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