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Edith Head (1897–1981)


Edith Head was born on October 28, 1897 in San Bernardino, California, USA as Edith Claire Posener. She is known for her work on Rear Window (1954), The Sting (1973) and Sunset Blvd. (1950). She was married to Wiard Ihnen and Charles Head. She died on October 24, 1981 in Los Angeles, California. See full bio »

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Won 8 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1980 The Last Married Couple in America (costume designer: Natalie Wood and Valerie Harper)
 1979 Women in White (TV Movie)
 1978 Return Engagement (TV Movie)
 1978 The Big Fix
 1978 Little Women (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (1978)
 1977 Sunshine Christmas (TV Movie)
 1977 Sex and the Married Woman (TV Movie)
 1977 Airport '77
 1976 The Disappearance of Aimee (TV Movie)
 1976 Amelia Earhart (TV Movie)
 1976 Family Plot
 1975 The Man Who Would Be King (wardrobe designed by)
 1974 Earthquake (: for Ava Gardner - uncredited)
 1974 Airport 1975
 1973 The Sting
 1973/II A Doll's House (jane Fonda's costumes)
 1973 Showdown
 1972 The Screaming Woman (TV Movie)
 1972 Madame Sin (wardrobe and costume designer)
 1970 Skullduggery
 1970 Airport
 1969 Topaz
 1969 Downhill Racer (uncredited)
 1969 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (Edith Head does in fact receive screen credit for this film. Remove the "uncredited" from this listing)
 1969 The Lost Man
 1969 Winning
 1969 Sweet Charity
 1968 Hellfighters
 1968 Blue (uncredited)
 1967 Chuka
 1967 Hotel (gowns)
 1967 Warning Shot
 1966 El Dorado
 1966 The Swinger
 1966 Penelope
 1966 The Oscar (gowns)
 1965 Red Line 7000
 1965/I Harlow
 1965 Who Has Seen the Wind? (TV Movie)
 1965 Sylvia
 1965 36 Hours (uncredited)
 1964 Roustabout
 1964 The Patsy
 1964 Lady in a Cage (uncredited)
 1964 Mr. and Mrs. (TV Movie)
 1963 The Judy Garland Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1963 Hud
 1963 My Six Loves
 1962 Hatari!
 1962 My Geisha
 1961 Pocketful of Miracles (costumes by)
 1961 Blue Hawaii
 1961 Man-Trap
 1961 On the Double (costumes)
 1960 Pepe
 1960 Cinderfella
 1960 G.I. Blues
 1960 The Rat Race
 1959 Career
 1959 The Five Pennies (costumes)
 1959 The Trap
 1958 The Buccaneer
 1958 Houseboat
 1958 King Creole
 1958 Hot Spell
 1958 Maracaibo
 1958 Teacher's Pet
 1957 The Sad Sack
 1957 The Tin Star
 1957 Hear Me Good
 1957 Loving You
 1957 Beau James
 1957 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (costumes)
 1957 Fear Strikes Out (costumes)
 1957 Funny Face
 1956 The Rainmaker
 1956 The Mountain
 1956 Pardners
 1956 The Come On
 1956 Anything Goes
 1955 The Court Jester (costumes)
 1955 Lucy Gallant
 1955 The Girl Rush
 1955 To Catch a Thief (costumes)
 1955 Run for Cover
 1954 3 Ring Circus
 1954 Rear Window (costumes)
 1954 Living It Up (gowns)
 1954 Elephant Walk
 1954 Casanova's Big Night (costumes: women)
 1954 Knock on Wood (costumes)
 1954 Jivaro
 1954 Red Garters (costumes: women)
 1954 Alaska Seas
 1953 Roman Holiday (costumes)
 1953 The Caddy
 1953 Arrowhead
 1953 Houdini
 1953 Sangaree
 1953 Pony Express
 1953 Scared Stiff
 1953 Shane
 1953 Off Limits
 1953 Tropic Zone
 1952 Road to Bali
 1952 Just for You
 1952 Carrie
 1952 Jumping Jacks
 1952 My Son John
 1952 Sailor Beware
 1952 The Greatest Show on Earth (costumes)
 1951 Silver City
 1951 Detective Story (costumes)
 1951 Rhubarb
 1951 A Place in the Sun (costumes)
 1951 That's My Boy
 1951 Dear Brat
 1950 Mr. Music (gowns)
 1950 Let's Dance
 1950 Branded
 1950 Dark City
 1950 Copper Canyon
 1950 Sunset Blvd.
 1950 The Furies
 1950 Riding High (costumes)
 1949 The Heiress (costumes)
 1949 Rope of Sand
 1949 The Accused
 1948 Beyond Glory
 1948 Dream Girl
 1948 Saigon
 1948 The Big Clock
 1948 I Walk Alone
 1947 Road to Rio
 1947 Wild Harvest
 1947 Variety Girl
 1947 Desert Fury
 1947 The Perils of Pauline (gowns)
 1947 Dear Ruth
 1947 Blaze of Noon
 1947 Ramrod
 1946 Blue Skies
 1946 The Virginian
 1945 The Lost Weekend (costumes)
 1945 Love Letters
 1944 Hail the Conquering Hero (costumes)
 1944 Going My Way
 1944 Double Indemnity (costumes by)
 1944 The Uninvited
 1944 Lady in the Dark (modern gowns)
 1944 The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (costumes)
 1943 True to Life
 1943 Riding High
 1943 China
 1943 The Crystal Ball (gowns)
 1943 No Time for Love (gowns)
 1942 Lucky Jordan (gowns)
 1942 The Glass Key
 1942 The Major and the Minor (costumes)
 1942 Holiday Inn (gowns)
 1942 The Remarkable Andrew (gowns)
 1941 Skylark
 1941 New York Town
 1941 You Belong to Me (gowns)
 1941 Hold Back the Dawn (gowns)
 1941 Here Comes Mr. Jordan (gowns)
 1941 The Lady Eve (costumes)
 1940 Safari
 1940 Typhoon
 1940 Buck Benny Rides Again (costumes)
 1939 Beau Geste (costumes)
 1939 Never Say Die
 1939 Sudden Money
 1939 Disbarred
 1938 Zaza
 1938 The Texans
 1938 College Swing
 1938 The Big Broadcast of 1938 (costumes)
 1937 Wells Fargo
 1937 Ebb Tide
 1937 Souls at Sea
 1937 Exclusive
 1936 Poppy (costumes designed by)
 1936 Early to Bed
 1934 Death Takes a Holiday (uncredited)
 1933 Cradle Song
 1933 She Done Him Wrong (uncredited)
 1932 Love Me Tonight (uncredited)
 1929 The Saturday Night Kid (uncredited)
 1927 Wings (uncredited)
 1925 The Golden Bed (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: The Pleasure of His Company. Comedy. Written by Samuel A. Taylor. Written in collaboration with Cornelia Otis Skinner [final Broadway credit]. Production Design by Donald Oenslager. Costume Design by Edith Head. Directed by Cyril Ritchard. Longacre Theatre (moved to The Music Box Theatre from 15 Jun 1959- close): 22 Oct 1958- ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 1 Article | See more »

Height:

5' 1½" (1.56 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

You can lead a horse to water and you can even make it drink, but you can't make actresses wear what they don't want to wear. See more »

Trivia:

Her first job was as a teacher of French, Spanish and Art at the Bishop School for Girls at La Jolla, California. She got into films by answering a wanted ad as a sketch artist for Paramount. Edith worked there in that capacity under Howard Greer from 1924 to 1927. In 1928 she was promoted assistant to Travis Banton. From 1938 to 1966, she held the top job as Head of Design at Paramount, ... See more »

Nickname:

The Doctor

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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