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Marjorie Best (1903–1997)

Illinois-born Marjorie Best moved to Los Angeles after graduating high school to attend the Chouinard Art Institute. She went to work as a designer for the renowned Western Costume Co. in 1926, then several years later moved to United Costumers. When Warner Bros. bought that company in 1936, she accepted a job in the studio's wardrobe department, ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 1962 State Fair
 1960 The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (costumes designed by)
 1959 The Miracle
 1959 Yellowstone Kelly (costumes designed by)
 1959 Rio Bravo (costumes designed by)
 1959 The Hanging Tree (as Marjorie O. Best)
 1958 Born Reckless (as Marjorie O. Best)
 1958 Fort Dobbs
 1957 The Big Land
 1956 Giant (costumes designed by)
 1956 Santiago
 1950 Montana (uncredited)
 1948 Adventures of Don Juan (uncredited)
 1948 Silver River (uncredited)
 1947 Life with Father (uncredited)
 1938 The Adventures of Marco Polo (uncredited)
Show Show Costume and Wardrobe Department (19 credits)

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Marjorie O. Best

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