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Dorothy Jeakins (1914–1995)

Distinguished American costume designer, who worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including John Huston, William Wyler, Cecil B. DeMille and Robert Wise. Abandoned by her parents at an early age, Dorothy Jeakins was educated at schools in San Diego and Los Angeles. Early in her childhood, she demonstrated an aptitude for drawing, ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Ten Commandments
The Ten Commandments Costume and Wardrobe Department
(1956)
The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music Costume Designer
(1965)
Samson and Delilah
Samson and Delilah Costume Designer
(1949)
The Night of the Iguana
The Night of the Iguana Costume Designer
(1964)

Filmography

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 1987 The Dead
 1981 On Golden Pond (costumes by)
 1978 The Betsy
 1977 Audrey Rose
 1974 The Yakuza
 1974 Young Frankenstein (costumes)
 1973 The Way We Were (costumes designer)
 1972 Fuzz
 1972 Fat City
 1970 The Molly Maguires (costumes designed by)
 1969 True Grit (costumes)
 1968 The Fixer
 1968 Finian's Rainbow (costumes designed by)
 1967 The Flim-Flam Man (costumes designed by)
 1966 Any Wednesday
 1966 Hawaii
 1965 The Sound of Music (costumes designed by)
 1964 Ensign Pulver (costumes designed by)
 1962 The Music Man (costume design)
 1962 All Fall Down
 1960 Elmer Gantry (costumes designed by)
 1958 South Pacific (costumes designed by)
 1957 Annie Get Your Gun (TV Movie)
 1956 Friendly Persuasion (costume design)
 1954 Three Coins in the Fountain (costumes designed by)
 1953 Inferno
 1953 Titanic (costumes designed by)
 1953 Niagara (costumes designed by)
 1952 The Big Sky
 1952 The Greatest Show on Earth (costumes)
 1948 Joan of Arc
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(February 29, 1960) She was costume designer for Paul Osborn's play, "The World of Suzie Wong," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Tom Helmore, Jeri Miyazaki, Robert Elston, John Mamo, Alan Young, Douglas Gordon, Moira Wylie, Bernard Wu, Parke Perine, Linda Ho, Dolores Dicen, Flavia Hsu Kingman, Mary Mon Toy, Irene ... See more »
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The "Theatre Development Fund," a not-for-profit organization, was created in the conviction that the live theatrical arts afford a unique expression of the human condition that must be sustained and nurtured. TDF's two-fold mission is to identify and provide support, including financial assistance, to theatrical works of merit and to encourage and enable diverse audiences to attend live theatre ... See more »

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