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Orry-Kelly (1897–1964)

Studied art in Australia, then sailed to New York to become an actor. A job painting murals in a nightclub lead to work designing titles for Fox East Coast studios. Went to Hollywood in 1932 and worked at Warner Brothers First National Studios before moving on to Universal, RKO, Fox, and MGM. Designed costumes for all the great actresses, including... See full bio »

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Known For

An American in Paris Costume Designer
Some Like It Hot Costume and Wardrobe Department
Casablanca Costume Designer
Arsenic and Old Lace Costume Designer


Hide Hide Show Show Costume designer (301 credits)
 1963 Irma la Douce
 1962 Gypsy (costumes designed by)
 1962 Five Finger Exercise (gowns: Miss Russell)
 1962 Sweet Bird of Youth (costumes by)
 1958 Auntie Mame (costumes designed by)
 1958 Too Much, Too Soon (as Orry Kelly)
 1957 Les Girls
 1955 Oklahoma! (as Orry Kelly, costumes by)
 1953 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Sound Off, My Love (1953) ... (Miss Oberon's Wardrobe by)
 1952 Pat and Mike
 1951 An American in Paris (costumes designed by)
 1951 Under the Gun
 1950 Harvey (as Orry Kelly, gowns)
 1950 Colt .45 (uncredited)
 1950 One Way Street (as Orry Kelly)
 1950 Woman in Hiding (gowns)
 1949 Undertow (as Orry Kelly, gowns)
 1949 The Lady Gambles (as Orry Kelly, gowns)
 1948 Larceny (gowns: Miss Caulfield)
 1948 One Touch of Venus (gowns)
 1947 Something in the Wind (as Orry Kelly, gowns)
 1947 Ivy (as Orry-Kelly, gowns: Joan Fontaine)
 1946 Temptation
 1946 London Town (uncredited)
 1945 Conflict (gowns)
 1944 Mr. Skeffington (gowns)
 1943 Old Acquaintance (gowns)
 1943 Princess O'Rourke (gowns)
 1943 Watch on the Rhine (gowns)
 1943 This Is the Army (as Pvt. Orry-Kelly)
 1943 The Constant Nymph (gowns)
 1943 Mission to Moscow (gowns)
 1943 Edge of Darkness (gowns)
 1943 Arsenic and Old Lace (gowns)
 1943 The Hard Way (gowns)
 1942 Casablanca (gowns)
 1942 Now, Voyager (gowns)
 1942 In This Our Life (gowns)
 1942 Murder in the Big House (uncredited)
 1942 Always in My Heart (gowns)
 1942 Kings Row (gowns)
 1942 Wild Bill Hickok Rides (gowns)
 1941 The Maltese Falcon (gowns)
 1941 The Little Foxes (costumes)
 1941 The Bride Came C.O.D. (gowns)
 1941 Throwing a Party (Short)
 1941 Million Dollar Baby (gowns)
 1941 Affectionately Yours (gowns)
 1941 The Great Lie (gowns)
 1941 The Lady and the Lug (Short) (gowns)
 1941 The Strawberry Blonde (gowns)
 1941 Honeymoon for Three (gowns)
 1940 The Letter (gowns)
 1940 A Dispatch from Reuters (gowns)
 1940 No Time for Comedy (gowns)
 1940 The Sea Hawk (costumes by)
 1940 My Love Came Back (gowns)
 1940 All This, and Heaven Too (costumes)
 1940 'Til We Meet Again (gowns)
 1940 Virginia City (uncredited)
 1939 On Your Toes (costumes by)
 1939 The Old Maid (costumes by)
 1939 When Tomorrow Comes (uncredited)
 1939 Indianapolis Speedway (gowns)
 1939 Juarez (costumes by)
 1939 Dark Victory (gowns)
 1939 Women in the Wind (gowns)
 1939 The Oklahoma Kid (gowns)
 1939 Wings of the Navy (gowns)
 1939 King of the Underworld (gowns)
 1938 Comet Over Broadway (gowns)
 1938 Angels with Dirty Faces (gowns)
 1938 The Sisters (gowns)
 1938 Secrets of an Actress (gowns)
 1938 Four Daughters (gowns)
 1938 Four's a Crowd (gowns)
 1938 My Bill (gowns)
 1938 Women Are Like That (gowns)
 1938 Jezebel (costumes by)
 1937 Tovarich (gowns)
 1937 Hollywood Hotel (gowns)
 1937 First Lady (gowns)
 1937 It's Love I'm After (gowns)
 1937 That Certain Woman (gowns)
 1937 Confession (gowns)
 1937 The Singing Marine (gowns)
 1937 Ever Since Eve (gowns)
 1937 Another Dawn (gowns)
 1937 Kid Galahad (gowns)
 1937 The Go Getter (gowns)
 1937 Call It a Day (gowns)
 1937 Marked Woman (gowns)
 1937 Green Light (gowns)
 1937 Stolen Holiday (gowns)
 1936 Gold Diggers of 1937 (gowns)
 1936 Three Men on a Horse (gowns)
 1936 Polo Joe (gowns)
 1936 Here Comes Carter (gowns)
 1936 Isle of Fury (gowns)
 1936 Cain and Mabel (gowns)
 1936 Give Me Your Heart (gowns)
 1936 Stage Struck (gowns)
 1936 China Clipper (gowns)
 1936 Jailbreak (gowns)
 1936 Satan Met a Lady (gowns)
 1936 Public Enemy's Wife (gowns)
 1936 The White Angel (gowns)
 1936 Murder by an Aristocrat (gowns)
 1936 Hearts Divided (gowns)
 1936 The Golden Arrow (gowns)
 1936 The Law in Her Hands (gowns)
 1936 Sons o' Guns (gowns)
 1936 Times Square Playboy (gowns, uncredited)
 1936 I Married a Doctor (gowns)
 1936 The Singing Kid (gowns)
 1936 Snowed Under (gowns)
 1936 Colleen (gowns)
 1936 The Walking Dead (gowns)
 1936 The Petrified Forest (uncredited)
 1936 Ceiling Zero (uncredited)
 1935 Freshman Love (gowns)
 1935 Dangerous (gowns)
 1935 Broadway Hostess (gowns)
 1935 Miss Pacific Fleet (gowns)
 1935 Frisco Kid (gowns)
 1935 Stars Over Broadway (as Orry Kelly, gowns)
 1935 I Found Stella Parish (gowns)
 1935 The Payoff (gowns)
 1935 Personal Maid's Secret (gowns)
 1935 Shipmates Forever (gowns)
 1935 I Live for Love (gowns)
 1935 The Goose and the Gander (gowns)
 1935 Special Agent (uncredited)
 1935 Little Big Shot (uncredited)
 1935 Page Miss Glory (gowns)
 1935 We're in the Money (uncredited)
 1935 The Irish in Us (gowns, uncredited)
 1935 Bright Lights (gowns)
 1935 Broadway Gondolier (gowns)
 1935 Front Page Woman (uncredited)
 1935 Going Highbrow (gowns)
 1935 Stranded (gowns)
 1935 The Girl from 10th Avenue (gowns)
 1935 In Caliente (gowns)
 1935 Go Into Your Dance (gowns)
 1935 The Florentine Dagger (gowns)
 1935 Traveling Saleslady (gowns)
 1935 Gold Diggers of 1935 (gowns)
 1935 Living on Velvet (gowns)
 1935 While the Patient Slept (gowns)
 1935 Sweet Music
 1935 The Woman in Red (gowns)
 1935 Devil Dogs of the Air (uncredited)
 1935 The Right to Live (gowns)
 1935 Maybe It's Love (gowns)
 1935 The White Cockatoo (gowns)
 1935 Bordertown (gowns)
 1934 Sweet Adeline (gowns)
 1934 The Secret Bride (gowns)
 1934 Murder in the Clouds (gowns)
 1934 Babbitt (gowns)
 1934 Flirtation Walk (gowns)
 1934 I Am a Thief (gowns)
 1934 Gentlemen Are Born (gowns)
 1934 The Firebird (gowns)
 1934 The St. Louis Kid (gowns)
 1934 I Sell Anything (gowns)
 1934 Happiness Ahead (gowns)
 1934 Big Hearted Herbert (gowns)
 1934 A Lost Lady (gowns)
 1934 British Agent (gowns)
 1934 Kansas City Princess (gowns)
 1934 Desirable (as Orry Kelly, gowns)
 1934 The Dragon Murder Case (gowns)
 1934 Dames (gowns)
 1934 Housewife (gowns)
 1934 Friends of Mr. Sweeney (gowns)
 1934 Here Comes the Navy (gowns)
 1934 Midnight Alibi (gowns)
 1934 Side Streets (gowns)
 1934 The Circus Clown (gowns)
 1934 Dr. Monica (gowns)
 1934 Madame Du Barry (gowns)
 1934 The Personality Kid (gowns)
 1934 Fog Over Frisco (gowns)
 1934 The Key (gowns)
 1934 The Merry Frinks (gowns)
 1934 Smarty (gowns)
 1934 He Was Her Man (gowns)
 1934 Upperworld (gowns)
 1934 A Very Honorable Guy (gowns)
 1934 Merry Wives of Reno (gowns)
 1934 Harold Teen (gowns)
 1934 Registered Nurse (gowns)
 1934 A Modern Hero (gowns)
 1934 Journal of a Crime (gowns)
 1934 Jimmy the Gent (gowns)
 1934 Gambling Lady (gowns)
 1934 Heat Lightning (gowns)
 1934 Wonder Bar (gowns)
 1934 As the Earth Turns (gowns)
 1934 Fashions of 1934 (gowns created and designed by)
 1934 Mandalay (gowns)
 1934 I've Got Your Number (gowns)
 1934 Dark Hazard (gowns)
 1934 Bedside (gowns)
 1934 Hi, Nellie (gowns)
 1934 Massacre
 1934 Easy to Love (gowns)
 1934 The Big Shakedown (gowns)
 1933 The House on 56th Street (gowns)
 1933 Lady Killer (gowns)
 1933 Son of a Sailor (gowns)
 1933 Havana Widows (gowns)
 1933 From Headquarters (gowns)
 1933 Female (gowns)
 1933 College Coach (gowns)
 1933 The Kennel Murder Case (as Orry Kelly, gowns)
 1933 Bureau of Missing Persons (uncredited)
 1933 Goodbye Again (gowns)
 1933 Captured! (gowns)
 1933 Voltaire (gowns)
 1933 Mary Stevens, M.D. (gowns)
 1933 She Had to Say Yes (gowns)
 1933 Baby Face (gowns)
 1933 The Narrow Corner (gowns)
 1933 Heroes for Sale (gowns)
 1933 The Mayor of Hell (gowns)
 1933 Private Detective 62 (gowns)
 1933 The Silk Express (gowns)
 1933 The Life of Jimmy Dolan (gowns)
 1933 Gold Diggers of 1933 (gowns)
 1933 Ex-Lady (gowns)
 1933 Lilly Turner (gowns)
 1933 Elmer, the Great (gowns)
 1933 Picture Snatcher (gowns)
 1933 The Working Man (gowns)
 1933 Central Airport (gowns)
 1933 The Little Giant (gowns)
 1933 The Mind Reader (gowns)
 1933 The Keyhole (gowns)
 1933 Girl Missing (gowns)
 1933 Blondie Johnson (gowns)
 1933 42nd Street (gowns)
 1933 Grand Slam (gowns)
 1933 Mystery of the Wax Museum (gowns)
 1933 Ladies They Talk About (gowns)
 1933 Hard to Handle (gowns)
 1933 Parachute Jumper (gowns)
 1933 Employees' Entrance (gowns)
 1933 The King's Vacation (gowns)
 1932 The Match King (gowns)
 1932 Frisco Jenny (gowns)
 1932 Central Park (gowns)
 1932 Lawyer Man (gowns)
 1932 Silver Dollar (gowns)
 1932 You Said a Mouthful (gowns)
 1932 Scarlet Dawn (gowns)
 1932 Three on a Match (gowns)
 1932 They Call It Sin (gowns)
 1932 The Crash (gowns)
 1932 One Way Passage (gowns)
 1932 The Cabin in the Cotton (gowns)
 1932 Tiger Shark (gowns)
 1932 Life Begins (gowns)
 1932 Two Against the World (gowns)
 1932 Crooner
 1932 Winner Take All (uncredited)
 1932 Jewel Robbery (uncredited)
 1932 Week-End Marriage (uncredited)
 1932 The Rich Are Always with Us (gowns, uncredited)
 1932 So Big! (uncredited)
 1930 Mammy (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Orry Kelly | Pvt. Orry-Kelly

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