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Also Known As: Stuart Freebourne Died: February 6, 2013
Born: June 5, 1914 Cause of Death: Undetermined
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession:

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1936:
Made feature film debut as makeup artist in biopic "Rembrandt"
1948:
Designed hair and make-up worn by Alec Guinness in "Oliver Twist"
1963:
Began TV work as makeup artist in two-part "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" presentation "Kidnapped"
1964:
Worked with director Stanley Kubrick in "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb"
1968:
Designed and created "Dawn of Man" sequence for Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey"
1977:
As makeup supervisor, created iconic characters (including Chewbacca, Yoda, and Jabba the Hutt) in George Lucas' epic "Star Wars"; reportedly based Yoda on his own face and Albert Einstein
1978:
Was creative supervisor of makeup & special visuals for Richard Donner's "Superman"
1980:
Returned as makeup and special creature designer for "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back"
1981:
Credited as makeup supervisor in Jim Henson's "The Great Muppet Caper"
1983:
Completed work on trilogy as makeup designer in "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi"
1983:
Appeared in PBS documentary "From 'Star Wars' to 'Jedi': The Making of a Saga"
1990:
Worked as key makeup artist in TV movie "Max and Helen" (TNT)
2004:
Featured in documentary "Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy"
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