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Stuart Freeborn (1914–2013)

Stuart Freeborn was born on September 5, 1914 in Leytonstone, London, England as Stuart W. Freeborn. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) and Superman (1978). He was married to Kay Freeborn. He died on February 5, 2013 in London. See full bio »


(age 98) in London, England, UK

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Superman Make-Up Department


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 1990 Max and Helen (TV Movie) (key makeup artist)
 1987 Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (makeup supervisor)
 1986 Haunted Honeymoon (makeup supervisor)
 1985 Santa Claus: The Movie (makeup artist)
 1985 King David (makeup supervisor)
 1984 Top Secret! (makeup supervisor)
 1983 Superman III (makeup artist)
 1981 The Great Muppet Caper (makeup supervisor)
 1980 Nightkill (special makeup effects artist)
 1980 Superman II (makeup artist)
 1980 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (makeup and special creature designer)
 1978 Superman (creative supervisor of makeup & special visuals)
 1977 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (makeup supervisor)
 1977 Spectre (TV Movie) (makeup artist)
 1976 The Omen (chief makeup artist)
 1974/II The Terrorists (makeup artist)
 1974 Murder on the Orient Express (makeup artist)
 1974 Undercovers Hero (makeup artist)
 1973 The Optimists (makeup artist)
 1972 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (makeup artist)
 1972 Young Winston (chief make-up)
 1972 Beware My Brethren (makeup artist)
 1971 See No Evil (makeup artist)
 1971 10 Rillington Place (makeup artist)
 1970 Toomorrow (makeup creation)
 1970 Count Dracula (makeup artist: Christopher Lee - uncredited)
 1970 The Adventurers (makeup artist)
 1969 Oh! What a Lovely War (makeup supervisor)
 1968 2001: A Space Odyssey (makeup)
 1966 After the Fox (makeup artist)
 1965 The Alphabet Murders (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1964 Guns at Batasi (makeup artist)
 1964 Seance on a Wet Afternoon (makeup artist)
 1964 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (makeup artist - as Stewart Freeborn)
 1963 Heavens Above! (makeup artist)
 1963 The Wrong Arm of the Law (makeup artist)
 1963 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) (makeup artist - 2 episodes)
- Kidnapped: Part 2 (1963) ... (makeup artist)
- Kidnapped: Part 1 (1963) ... (makeup artist)
 1963 The Barber of Stamford Hill (makeup artist)
 1962 Private Potter (makeup artist)
 1962 Tarzan Goes to India (makeup artist)
 1962 Waltz of the Toreadors (makeup artist)
 1961 Wonderful to Be Young! (makeup artist - as S. Freebourne)
 1961 The Devil's Daffodil (makeup artist: in the German version - uncredited in the German version, uncredited)
 1961 I Like Money (makeup artist)
 1960 The Hands of Orlac (makeup artist)
 1960 Foxhole in Cairo (makeup artist)
 1960 Oscar Wilde (makeup artist)
 1960 It Takes a Thief (makeup artist)
 1960 Playgirl After Dark (makeup artist)
 1959/II Kidnapped (makeup artist - as Stewart Freeborn)
 1959 The Mouse That Roared (makeup)
 1958 Hell, Heaven or Hoboken (makeup artist)
 1958 Another Time, Another Place (makeup artist)
 1957 Your Past Is Showing (makeup artist)
 1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai (makeup artist)
 1957 A King in New York (makeup)
 1957 Battle Hell (makeup artist)
 1956 It's Never Too Late (makeup artist)
 1956 Now and Forever (makeup artist)
 1955 The Dam Busters (makeup artist)
 1954 Tonight's the Night (makeup artist)
 1954 His Majesty O'Keefe (makeup artist)
 1953 Edge of Divorce (makeup artist)
 1952 The Paris Express (makeup artist)
 1952 The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1950 Madeleine (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1949 The Hidden Room (makeup artist)
 1949 Silent Dust (makeup artist)
 1948 Oliver Twist (makeup - as Stuart Freebourne)
 1947 Captain Boycott (makeup artist)
 1946 Green for Danger (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1946 I See a Dark Stranger (makeup artist)
 1945 Caesar and Cleopatra (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1943 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1940 The Thief of Bagdad (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1940 21 Days Together (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1937 Victoria the Great (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1937 Wings of the Morning (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1936 Rembrandt (makeup artist - uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Stewart Freeborn | S. Freebourne | Stuart Freebourne

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When WWII broke out, he trained as a fighter pilot, but almost lost his life to Asian flu and hemophilia. See more »

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