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Cecil Beaton (I) (1904–1980)


Cecil Beaton was born on January 14, 1904 in London, England as Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton. He is known for his work on My Fair Lady (1964), Gigi (1958) and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970). He died on January 18, 1980 in Broadchalke, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. See full bio »

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Known For

My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady Costume Designer
(1964)
Gigi
Gigi Costume Designer
(1958)
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever Costume and Wardrobe Department
(1970)
Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina Costume Designer
(1948)

Filmography

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 1964 My Fair Lady (costumes)
 1958 Gigi (costumes design by)
 1957 The Truth About Women (costumes designed by)
 1948 Dandy Dick (TV Movie)
 1948 Anna Karenina (costumes designed by)
 1944 On Approval
 1941 Suicide Squadron (gowns designed by)
 1941 The Remarkable Mr. Kipps (costumes designed by)
 1941 Major Barbara (costumes)
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Other Works:

Stage: Costume Designer for Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's musical, "My Fair Lady", at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London, England with Alec Clunes, Anne Rogers, James Hayter, Zena Dare, Hugh Paddick, Linda Gray, Betty Woolfe, Margaret Halstan, Leonard Weir, Gavin Gordon, Vernon Joyner, Alan Dudley and Elaine Garreau in the... See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 6 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir Cecil Beaton

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

A musical version of Pygmalion? Oh dear, I guess it will just be another "Chocolate Sholdier. See more »

Trivia:

Renowned society photographer, educated at Harrow and St. John's College, Cambridge, though he left there without a degree in 1925. Took up photography as a hobby, while working as a clerk for his father. Eventually rose to become, for over three decades, the favorite photographer of the Royal Family. He also photographed more than 1,000 stars and luminaries of screen, stage and literature. ... See more »

Trademark:

Wide-brimmed bolero hats See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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