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Erté (1892–1990)

Erté was born on November 23, 1892 in St. Petersburg, Russia as Romaine de Tirtoff. He was a costume designer and art director, known for The Restless Sex (1920), Dance Madness (1926) and Time, the Comedian (1925). He died on April 21, 1990 in Paris, France. See full bio »


(age 97) in Paris, France

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Hide Hide Show Show Costume designer (9 credits)
 1929 The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (uncredited)
 1926 Paris (uncredited)
 1926 La Boheme (uncredited)
 1926 Dance Madness
 1925 Sally, Irene and Mary (uncredited)
 1925 Bright Lights
 1923 The Prodigal Son (uncredited)
Hide Hide Show Show Art director (5 credits)
 1929 The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (uncredited)
 1926 Paris (uncredited)
 1926 Dance Madness
 1925 Sally, Irene and Mary (uncredited)
Hide Hide Show Show Costume and Wardrobe Department (2 credits)
 1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (costumes: Carmel Myers - uncredited)
 1925 The Mystic (gowns: Aileen Pringle - uncredited)
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 1925 1925 Studio Tour (Documentary short)
Himself - a Costume Designer (as Romaine de Tirtoff Erte)
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 2000 Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces (TV Movie documentary)
Himself (uncredited)

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Other Works:

He designed the costumes and the set for Rubens and Landeau's revue, "It's All in the Bag", at the Saville Theatre in London, England with Gene Sheldon, Benny Ross, Maxine Stone, Doris Hare, Elisabeth Welch and Sepha Treble in the cast. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Romaine de Tirtoff Erte | Erte

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Designed sets and costumes for stage shows, including productions for Ziegfeld Follies and Greenwich Village Follies, from the 1920's onward. See more »

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