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Bill Thomas (I) (1921–2000)

Bill Thomas was born on October 13, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is known for his work on Touch of Evil (1958), Logan's Run (1976) and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963). He died on May 30, 2000 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1983 Love Is Forever (TV Movie)
 1982 The Adventures of Pollyanna (TV Movie)
 1981 Callie & Son (TV Movie) (wardrobe designer)
 1980 The Formula
 1979 Backstairs at the White House (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1979)
- Episode #1.3 (1979)
- Episode #1.2 (1979)
- Episode #1.1 (1979)
 1977-1978 Logan's Run (TV Series) (13 episodes)
- Stargate (1978)
- Turnabout (1978)
- Night Visitors (1978)
- Carousel (1978)
- Futurepast (1978)
 1977 Pete's Dragon
 1976 Logan's Run
 1975 Breakout
 1974 Wonder Woman (TV Movie)
 1970 The Hawaiians
 1969 The Undefeated (costumes designed by)
 1968 The Love Bug (costumes designed by)
 1965 Inside Daisy Clover (as William Thomas)
 1965 Ship of Fools
 1963 Summer Magic (costumes designed by)
 1963 Son of Flubber (uncredited)
 1962 Bon Voyage!
 1962 Moon Pilot
 1961 The Parent Trap (costumes designed by)
 1960 North to Alaska (costumes designed by)
 1960 High Time
 1960 Seven Thieves
 1959 Operation Petticoat (gowns)
 1959 Pillow Talk (uncredited)
 1959 Imitation of Life (gowns)
 1958 The Perfect Furlough (gowns)
 1958 Step Down to Terror (gowns)
 1958 The Saga of Hemp Brown (costumes)
 1958 This Happy Feeling (gowns)
 1958 Kathy O' (gowns)
 1958 Touch of Evil (gowns)
 1958 The Female Animal (gowns)
 1957 Flood Tide
 1957 Slim Carter (gowns)
 1957 Appointment with a Shadow (gowns)
 1957/I Man in the Shadow (gowns)
 1957 The Girl in the Kremlin (gowns)
 1957 Man Afraid
 1957 Mister Cory
 1957 Battle Hymn (gowns)
 1957 Istanbul (gowns)
 1956 Written on the Wind (gowns)
 1956 Rock, Pretty Baby (gowns)
 1956 The Great Man (gowns)
 1956 Behind the High Wall (gowns)
 1956 Raw Edge
 1956 World in My Corner (gowns)
 1955 The Spoilers (costumes)
 1955 Running Wild (uncredited)
 1955 All That Heaven Allows (gowns)
 1955 One Desire
 1955 Foxfire (gowns)
 1955 Smoke Signal
 1954 The Yellow Mountain (costumes)
 1954 Magnificent Obsession (gowns)
 1954 Black Horse Canyon (costumes)
 1954 Playgirl
 1953 Forbidden
 1953 Tumbleweed
 1953 The Glass Web (gowns)
 1953 The Man from the Alamo (costumes)
 1953 Desert Legion
 1952 The Raiders
 1952 Bonzo Goes to College (gowns)
 1952 Bronco Buster (gowns)
 1952 Steel Town
 1951 Cave of Outlaws (gowns)
 1951 The Raging Tide (gowns)
 1951 You Never Can Tell (gowns)
 1951 Little Egypt
 1951 Iron Man
 1951 Apache Drums
 1951 Air Cadet (gowns)
 1951 Tomahawk (costumes)
 1950 Mystery Submarine (gowns)
 1950 Wyoming Mail
 1950 Saddle Tramp
 1950 Spy Hunt (gowns)
 1943 Alaska Highway (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

William Thomas

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Attended the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. Majored in drama at the University of Southern California. Wartime service as a supply sergeant with the Army Air Corps and designed costumes for U.S.O. shows. Post-war, briefly at MGM as apprentice to Irene and Walter Plunkett (1947 to 1949) , specialising in historical costume. Under contract to Universal from 1949 to 1960. With the Disney ... See more »

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