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Also Known As: Died: February 12, 1991
Born: Cause of Death: breast cancer
Birth Place: Austria Profession: costume designer

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Renowned costume designer for film, theater, TV and opera who began her career designing costumes for the 1951 stage production of "Billy Budd" while also serving as designer for the New York City Opera's 1951-52 season. Noted for her period designs and Oscar-nominated for "The Miracle Worker" (1962), Morley was also adept at creating natural contemporary styles for such films as "Taxi Driver" (1976), "Kramer vs. Kramer" (1979) and was brought to widespread public attention for Diane Keaton's baggy outfits in "Annie Hall" (1977). Her Broadway designs include "A Thousand Clowns", "Toys in the Attic", "Inherit the Wind", and "Take a Giant Step".

Renowned costume designer for film, theater, TV and opera who began her career designing costumes for the 1951 stage production of "Billy Budd" while also serving as designer for the New York City Opera's 1951-52 season. Noted for her period designs and Oscar-nominated for "The Miracle Worker" (1962), Morley was also adept at creating natural contemporary styles for such films as "Taxi Driver" (1976), "Kramer vs. Kramer" (1979) and was brought to widespread public attention for Diane Keaton's baggy outfits in "Annie Hall" (1977). Her Broadway designs include "A Thousand Clowns", "Toys in the Attic", "Inherit the Wind", and "Take a Giant Step".

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Came to US during WWII
1951:
Began career designing costumes for Broadway production of "Billy Budd"
1951:
First opera costume design for New York City Opera's 1951-52 season
1958:
First film credit, "Never Love a Stranger"
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daughter:
Melissa Hacker. Filmmaker, editor. Making a documentary about mother's experiences during WWII.
daughter:
Emily Hacker. Actor, director, English teacher.

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