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Edith Head (October 28, 1897 – October 24, 1981) was an American costume designer who won eight Academy Awards, starting with The Heiress (1949) and ending with The Sting (1974). This is still a record in its category. Wikipedia

Age: 83 (age at death)
Born: 28th October, 1897, San Bernardino, California
Died: 24th October, 1981, Los Angeles, California
Height: 5' 1½" (156 cm)
Nationality: American

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A photograph of Miss Head working on a dress design appears on one stamp of a sheet of 10 USA 37¢ commemorative postage stamps, issued 25 February 2003, celebrating American Filmmaking: Behind the Scenes. The stamp honors costume design.


Alumnae Initiate of Delta Zeta sorority, Mu chapter.


[on Kim Novak] I don`t usually get into battles, but dressing Kim Novak for her role in Alfred Hitchcock`s "Vertigo" put to the test all my training in psychology.


[on Grace Kelly] I`ve dressed thousands of actors, actresses and animals, but whenever I am asked which star is my personal favorite, I answer, "Grace Kelly." She is a charming lady, a most gifted actress and, to me, a valued friend.

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