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Irene Sharaff (1910–1993)

Nominated for fifteen Academy Awards, charismatic costumer Irene Sharaff once declared "you can acquire chic and elegance, but style itself is a a rare thing" (NY Times, August 17, 1993). During her long and distinguished career, Sharaff became known as much for her meticulous attention to detail and her sense of colour as for her versatility in ... See full bio »

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Won 5 Oscars. Another 1 win & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1983 Great Performances (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Alice in Wonderland (1983) ... (uncredited)
 1970 Something for Everyone (uncredited)
 1969 Hello, Dolly! (costumes designed by)
 1969 Justine
 1968 A Happening in Central Park (TV Special documentary)
 1966 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (costumes designed by)
 1965 The Sandpiper
 1961 West Side Story (costume designed by)
 1960 Can-Can
 1958 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1956 The King and I (costumes designed by)
 1955 Guys and Dolls (costumes designed by)
 1955 Ford Star Jubilee (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1954 Brigadoon
 1953 Call Me Madam
 1948 Every Girl Should Be Married (as Sharaff)
 1948 A Song Is Born (as Sharaff)
 1947 The Bishop's Wife (as Sharaff)
 1947 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (as Sharaff)
 1946 The Best Years of Our Lives (as Sharaff)
 1945 Yolanda and the Thief (as Sharaff)
 1944 Meet Me in St. Louis (as Sharaff, costumes designed by)
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Other Works:

Juno (1959). Musical comedy. Based on material by Joseph Stein. Scenic Design by Oliver Smith. Costume Design by Irene Sharaff. Lighting Design by Peggy Clark. Choreographed by Agnes de Mille. Directed by José Ferrer. Winter Garden Theatre: 9 Mar 1959- 21 Mar 1959 (16 performances). Cast: Shirley Booth (as "Juno Boyle"), Melvyn... See more »

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1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The first act finale of "The King and I", will feature Miss Lawrence, Mr Brenner and a Pink Satin Ball Gown. See more »

Trivia:

During her lengthy career she worked with actresses from Alla Nazimova to Faye Dunaway. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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