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Theadora Van Runkle

Theadora Van Runkle

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Also Known As: Died: November 4, 2011
Born: March 27, 1928 Cause of Death: Lung Cancer
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: Costume-Wardrobe ...
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Raised in Beverly Hills; married at age 16; worked as fashion illustrator for seven years in Los Angeles from age 19
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Began calling herself Theadora in her early 20s
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Became a sketch artist for Dorothy Jeakins; worked for only a month
1967:
Film debut as costume designer, "Bonnie and Clyde"; earned first Academy Award nomination; hired for job when Jeakins turned it down and recommended her
1968:
Outfitted the flamboyant hippies of "I Love You, Alice B.Toklas"
1968:
Helped to define Steve McQueen's appealing no-frills masculinity with designs for "Bullitt" and "The Thomas Crown Affair"; the latter also marked a reunion with star Faye Dunaway
1970:
Along with legendary Hollywood designer Edith Head, contributed costumes to the X-rated comedy "Myra Breckinridge"
1974:
Created the costumes for the musical "Mame," starring Lucille Ball
1974:
Received Oscar nomination for her period designs in "The Godfather, Part II"
1977:
Designed big band era costumes for Martin Scorsese's "New York, New York"
1982:
Was costume designer for the flashy film adaptation of "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas"
1986:
Nominated for an Academy Award for "Peggy Sue Got Married"
1989:
Designed the elaborate over-the-top fashions for "Troop Beverly Hills"
1990:
Illustrated time span and economic divergence with costumes for the remake of "Stella," starring Bette Midler
1991:
Created Demi Moore's sexy ethereal wardrobe in "The Butcher's Wife"
1998:
Designed costumes for the releases "I'm Losing You" and "Goodbye Lover"
1999:
Received final film credit, designing costumes for the Paul Sorvino directed sports drama "That Championship Season"
2002:
Received the Costume Designer Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award
2004:
Featured in the PBS documentary "Masters of Production: The Hidden Art of Hollywood"
2008:
Appeared in the behind-the-scenes documentary "Revolution! The Making of 'Bonnie and Clyde'"

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