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Edith Head (October 28, 1897 – October 24, 1981) was an American costume designer who won a record eight Academy Awards for Best Costume Design, starting with The Heiress (1949) and ending with The Sting (1974). 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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What a costume designer does is a cross between magic and camouflage. We create the illusion of changing the actors into what they are not. We ask the public to believe that every time they see a performer on the screen he`s become a different person.


If it is a Paramount film, I probably designed it.


Received a master`s degree in French from Stanford University in 1920


The Costume Department building on the Paramount lot is named after her.

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