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Jack Dawn (I) (1890–1961)

Perhaps the most innovative pioneer in Hollywood make-up artistry was Kentuckian Jack Dawn, responsible for creating numerous iconic images. Already as a youngster in his home state, Jack had shown promise as a sculptor. He began his artistic career as a sign painter in New York City. According to his grandson, he entered the film industry as an ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Wizard of Oz Makeup Department
The Postman Always Rings Twice Makeup Department
The Picture of Dorian Gray Makeup Department
The Three Musketeers Makeup Department


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 1956 Ford Star Jubilee (TV Series) (makeup artist - 1 episode)
- The Wizard of Oz (1956) ... (makeup artist - archive footage)
 1950 Right Cross (makeup designer)
 1950 Devil's Doorway (makeup creator)
 1950 A Lady Without Passport (makeup creator)
 1950 Duchess of Idaho (makeup artist)
 1950 Three Little Words (hair stylist)
 1950 The Happy Years (makeup designer)
 1950 Crisis (makeup designer)
 1950 The Skipper Surprised His Wife (makeup artist)
 1950 Mystery Street (makeup creator)
 1950 The Asphalt Jungle (makeup creator)
 1950 The Big Hangover (makeup designer)
 1950 Shadow on the Wall (makeup artist)
 1950 Father of the Bride (make-up creator)
 1950 Annie Get Your Gun (makeup artist)
 1950 Please Believe Me (makeup designer)
 1950 The Reformer and the Redhead (makeup designer)
 1950 The Yellow Cab Man (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1950 Side Street (makeup designer)
 1950 Black Hand (makeup designer)
 1950 Nancy Goes to Rio (makeup artist)
 1950 Stars in My Crown (makeup artist)
 1950 The Outriders (makeup designer)
 1950 Key to the City (makeup artist)
 1950 Ambush (makeup designer)
 1949 Malaya (makeup designer)
 1949 East Side, West Side (makeup designer)
 1949 On the Town (makeup creator)
 1949 Tension (makeup designer)
 1949 Adam's Rib (makeup creator)
 1949 Battleground (makeup creator)
 1949 That Forsyte Woman (makeup creator)
 1949 Challenge to Lassie (makeup creator)
 1949 Border Incident (makeup designer)
 1949 Intruder in the Dust (makeup artist)
 1949 The Doctor and the Girl (makeup artist)
 1949 That Midnight Kiss (makeup designer)
 1949 The Red Danube (makeup artist)
 1949 Madame Bovary (makeup designer)
 1949 In the Good Old Summertime (makeup designer)
 1949 Scene of the Crime (makeup artist)
 1949 Any Number Can Play (makeup artist)
 1949 The Great Sinner (makeup creator)
 1949 Neptune's Daughter (makeup artist)
 1949 The Barkleys of Broadway (makeup creator)
 1949 The Secret Garden (makeup creator)
 1949 The Stratton Story (makeup designer)
 1949 Little Women (make-up creator)
 1949 Take Me Out to the Ball Game (makeup designer)
 1949 The Bribe (makeup creator)
 1949 The Sun Comes Up (makeup artist)
 1949 Act of Violence (makeup creator)
 1948 Command Decision (makeup creator)
 1948 Words and Music (makeup artist)
 1948 Hills of Home (makeup creator)
 1948 The Kissing Bandit (makeup artist)
 1948 The Three Musketeers (makeup designer)
 1948 Luxury Liner (makeup artist)
 1948 Julia Misbehaves (makeup artist)
 1948 A Southern Yankee (makeup artist)
 1948 A Date with Judy (makeup creator)
 1948 Easter Parade (makeup creator)
 1948 The Pirate (makeup artist)
 1948 On an Island with You (makeup creator)
 1948 Homecoming (makeup artist)
 1948 State of the Union (makeup creator)
 1948 Big City (makeup artist)
 1948 B.F.'s Daughter (makeup creator)
 1948 The Bride Goes Wild (makeup artist)
 1948 Summer Holiday (makeup artist)
 1948 Three Daring Daughters (makeup designer)
 1948 Alias a Gentleman (makeup artist)
 1947 If Winter Comes (makeup artist)
 1947 High Wall (makeup creator)
 1947 Good News (makeup artist)
 1947 Cass Timberlane (makeup designer)
 1947 Green Dolphin Street (makeup creator)
 1947 Merton of the Movies (makeup artist) / (makeup designer)
 1947 Song of Love (makeup designer)
 1947 The Unfinished Dance (makeup artist)
 1947 Cynthia (makeup artist)
 1947 Song of the Thin Man (makeup creator)
 1947 The Hucksters (makeup designer)
 1947 The Romance of Rosy Ridge (makeup artist)
 1947 Fiesta (makeup artist)
 1947 Living in a Big Way (makeup artist)
 1947 High Barbaree (makeup artist)
 1947 It Happened in Brooklyn (makeup artist)
 1947 Undercover Maisie (makeup designer)
 1947 The Beginning or the End (makeup creator)
 1947 The Arnelo Affair (makeup artist)
 1947 The Sea of Grass (make-up)
 1947 The Mighty McGurk (makeup artist)
 1946 Lady in the Lake (makeup designer)
 1946 The Yearling (makeup creator)
 1946 Gallant Bess (makeup artist)
 1946 Till the Clouds Roll By (makeup creator)
 1946 Undercurrent (makeup designer)
 1946 The Cockeyed Miracle (makeup artist)
 1946 Three Wise Fools (makeup artist)
 1946 Easy to Wed (makeup artist)
 1946 Two Smart People (makeup artist)
 1946 The Postman Always Rings Twice (makeup creator)
 1946 Two Sisters from Boston (makeup creator)
 1946 The Green Years (makeup creator)
 1946 The Hoodlum Saint (makeup artist)
 1946 The Harvey Girls (makeup designer)
 1945 Adventure (makeup artist)
 1945 They Were Expendable (makeup creator)
 1945 Yolanda and the Thief (makeup designer)
 1945 She Went to the Races (makeup artist)
 1945 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood (makeup designer)
 1945 Week-End at the Waldorf (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1945 Her Highness and the Bellboy (makeup artist)
 1945 Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (makeup creator)
 1945 Ziegfeld Follies (makeup artist)
 1945 Anchors Aweigh (makeup creator)
 1945 The Valley of Decision (makeup creator)
 1945 Son of Lassie (makeup designer)
 1945 Without Love (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1945 The Picture of Dorian Gray (makeup creator)
 1944 National Velvet (makeup creator)
 1944 Meet Me in St. Louis (makeup creator)
 1944 Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (makeup creator)
 1944 Lost in a Harem (makeup creator)
 1944 Mrs. Parkington (makeup creator)
 1944 An American Romance (makeup designer)
 1944 Barbary Coast Gent (makeup designer)
 1944 Marriage Is a Private Affair (makeup creator)
 1944 Kismet (makeup designer)
 1944 The Seventh Cross (makeup creator)
 1944 Dragon Seed (makeup designer)
 1944 The Canterville Ghost (makeup designer)
 1944 Bathing Beauty (makeup designer)
 1944 The White Cliffs of Dover (makeup designer)
 1944 Gaslight (makeup creator)
 1944 Song of Russia (makeup creator)
 1943 Madame Curie (makeup creator)
 1943 Cry 'Havoc' (makeup creator)
 1943 The Cross of Lorraine (makeup creator)
 1943 Lassie Come Home (makeup creator)
 1943 I Dood It (makeup designer - uncredited)
 1943 Thousands Cheer (makeup designer)
 1943 Salute to the Marines (makeup designer)
 1943 Best Foot Forward (makeup designer)
 1943 Bataan (makeup creator)
 1943 Above Suspicion (makeup designer)
 1943 Du Barry Was a Lady (makeup designer)
 1943 The Human Comedy (makeup creator)
 1943 The Youngest Profession (makeup supervisor - uncredited)
 1942 Keeper of the Flame (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1942 Tennessee Johnson (makeup designer)
 1942 Random Harvest (makeup creator)
 1942 White Cargo (makeup designer)
 1942 Seven Sweethearts (makeup designer)
 1942 For Me and My Gal (makeup designer)
 1942 The Omaha Trail (makeup designer)
 1942 Crossroads (makeup designer)
 1942 I Married an Angel (makeup designer)
 1942 Tortilla Flat (makeup creator)
 1942 Joe Smith, American (makeup creator)
 1942 Woman of the Year (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1942 The Vanishing Virginian (makeup designer)
 1942 Nazi Agent (makeup artist)
 1941 Babes on Broadway (makeup creator)
 1941 H.M. Pulham, Esq. (makeup creator)
 1941 Smilin' Through (makeup creator)
 1941 The Chocolate Soldier (makeup creator)
 1941 Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (makeup creator)
 1941 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (makeup creator)
 1941 They Met in Bombay (makeup creator)
 1941 Blossoms in the Dust (makeup creator)
 1941 Billy the Kid (makeup creator)
 1941 Ziegfeld Girl (makeup creator)
 1940 Comrade X (makeup creator)
 1940 The Philadelphia Story (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1940 Little Nellie Kelly (makeup creator)
 1940 Bitter Sweet (makeup creator)
 1940 Escape (makeup creator)
 1940 Strike Up the Band (makeup creator)
 1940 Wyoming (makeup creator)
 1940 Pride and Prejudice (make-up creator)
 1940 New Moon (makeup creator)
 1940 The Captain Is a Lady (makeup creator)
 1940 The Mortal Storm (makeup creator)
 1940 Edison, the Man (makeup creator)
 1940 20 Mule Team (makeup designer)
 1940 Strange Cargo (make-up creator)
 1940 Northwest Passage (makeup creator)
 1940 The Man from Dakota (makeup designer)
 1940 Young Tom Edison (makeup designer)
 1939 Balalaika (makeup creator)
 1939 Ninotchka (makeup creator)
 1939 Miracles for Sale (makeup creator)
 1939 The Wizard of Oz (creator: character makeups) / (makeup artist: Frank Morgan - uncredited)
 1939 On Borrowed Time (makeup creator)
 1939 Goodbye, Mr. Chips (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1939 Broadway Serenade (make-up creator)
 1939 Let Freedom Ring (makeup creator)
 1939 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (makeup designer)
 1939 Stand Up and Fight (make-up: of the period created by)
 1938 A Christmas Carol (character make-up creator)
 1938 Boys Town (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1938 Block-Heads (makeup artist: Mr. Laurel - uncredited)
 1938 Love Finds Andy Hardy (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1938 Marie Antoinette (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1938 Port of Seven Seas (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1938 Swiss Miss (makeup artist: Mr. Laurel - uncredited)
 1938 Test Pilot (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1938 Of Human Hearts (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1937 Conquest (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1937 Pick a Star (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1937 Way Out West (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1937 Maytime (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1937 Lost Horizon (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1937 The Good Earth (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1936 Trouble for Two (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1935 Mark of the Vampire (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1935 Reckless (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1935 Vanessa, Her Love Story (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1934 The Last Gentleman (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1934 The House of Rothschild (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1930 The Big Trail (makeup artist - uncredited)
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