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Date of Birth 16 July 1929Hythe, Kent, England, UK
Date of Death 13 September 2001New York City, New York, USA  (cerebral hemorrhage)
Birth NameBarbara Gray

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Arthur Matera (? - 13 September 2001) (her death)

Trivia (3)

With her husband, Matera founded Barbara Matera Ltd. in 1968, which produced costumes seen in the current Broadway productions of "The Lion King," "Beauty and the Beast," "Aida," "Kiss Me, Kate" and "42nd Street."
Created the purple crystal-encrusted gown that Hillary Rodham Clinton wore at her husband's first presidential inauguration.
As the costumer for the American Ballet Theatre, Matera outfitted soloists and corps of productions including "Swan Lake", "Othello", and the Mikhail Baryshnikov production of "The Nutcracker".

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