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Mary Wills (I) (1914–1997)

Oscar-winning costume designer Mary Lillian Wills studied at universities in New Mexico and Arizona before graduating with an M.A. from the Yale School of Drama. She worked in Hollywood for forty years, mostly free-lancing, except for a spell between 1948 and 1952, when she was under contract at RKO (for Samuel Goldwyn). She became known as 'the ... See full bio »


(age 82) in Sedona, Arizona, USA

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cape Fear Costume Designer
Hans Christian Andersen Costume Designer
Teenage Rebel Costume Designer


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 1982 Camelot (TV Movie)
 1967 The Diary of Anne Frank (TV Movie)
 1962 Cape Fear
 1959 The Diary of Anne Frank (costumes designed by)
 1958 Fräulein
 1958 Sing Boy Sing
 1957 Bernardine
 1957 The True Story of Jesse James (costumes designed by)
 1956 Love Me Tender (costumes designed by)
 1956 Teenage Rebel
 1956 Between Heaven and Hell (costumes designed by)
 1956 The Last Wagon (costumes designed by)
 1956 Bigger Than Life (costumes designed by)
 1956 Carousel (costumes designed by)
 1955 The Virgin Queen (costumes designed by)
 1952 Hans Christian Andersen (costumes designed by: other)
 1951 I Want You (costumes)
 1950 Edge of Doom
 1950 Our Very Own
 1950 The Capture
 1949 My Foolish Heart (costumes)
 1948 Enchantment (costumes)
Show Show Costume and Wardrobe Department (3 credits)
Show Show Makeup Department (1 credit)
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