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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 »

Known For

West Side Story
West Side Story Costume Designer
(1961)
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
(1966)
The Best Years of Our Lives
The Best Years of Our Lives Costume Designer
(1946)
The King and I
The King and I Costume Designer
(1956)

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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Virginia. Musical/romance. Book by Laurence Stallings and Owen Davis. Music by Arthur Schwartz. Lyrics by Al Stillman. Music orchestrated by Ardon Cornwell, Hans Spialek, Phil Wall, Will Vodery, Maurice Baron. Vocal arrangements by Lee Montgomery and Kenny Christie. Book directed by Edward C. Lilley. Choreographed by Florence ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

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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:

Won Broadway's 1952 Tony Award for Best Costumes for "The King and I." This was followed by six additional Tony nominations as Best Costume Designer: in 1957 for "Candide, "" Happy Hunting," "Shangri-La," and "Small War On Murray Hill;" in 1958 for "West Side Story;" in 1959 for "Flower Drum Song," in 1964 for "The Girl Who Came to Supper;" in 1966 for "Sweet Charity," and in 1968 for "Hallelujah... See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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