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Also Known As: Anna Hill Johnstone, Anna Johnstone Robinson Died: October 16, 1992
Born: April 7, 1913 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: costume designer, seamstress for summer stock productions

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A prolific, Oscar-nominated costume designer, Anna Hill Johnstone was a frequent collaborator with directors Elia Kazan and Sidney Lumet. Her costume stylings graced such Kazan films as "On the Waterfront" (1954), "East of Eden" (1955), "Baby Doll" (1956), "A Face in the Crowd" (1957), "Wild River" (1960), "Splendor in the Grass" (1961), "America, America" (1963), and "The Last Tycoon" (1976). She also provided appropriate garb for many of Lumet's distinctive films: "Fail Safe" (1964), "The Pawnbroker" (1965), "Serpico" (1973), "Dog Day Afternoon" (1975), "Prince of the City" (1981), "The Verdict" (1982), "Daniel" (1983), "Garbo Talks" (1984), "Power" (1986), and "Running on Empty" (1988). Johnstone received Academy Award nominations for Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather" (1972) and Milos Forman's "Ragtime" (1981).

A prolific, Oscar-nominated costume designer, Anna Hill Johnstone was a frequent collaborator with directors Elia Kazan and Sidney Lumet. Her costume stylings graced such Kazan films as "On the Waterfront" (1954), "East of Eden" (1955), "Baby Doll" (1956), "A Face in the Crowd" (1957), "Wild River" (1960), "Splendor in the Grass" (1961), "America, America" (1963), and "The Last Tycoon" (1976). She also provided appropriate garb for many of Lumet's distinctive films: "Fail Safe" (1964), "The Pawnbroker" (1965), "Serpico" (1973), "Dog Day Afternoon" (1975), "Prince of the City" (1981), "The Verdict" (1982), "Daniel" (1983), "Garbo Talks" (1984), "Power" (1986), and "Running on Empty" (1988). Johnstone received Academy Award nominations for Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather" (1972) and Milos Forman's "Ragtime" (1981).

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Helped with student productions in college
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Worked as a seamstress for summer stock stage shows
1937:
Earned her first full credit for the Broadway hit, "Having Wonderful Time"
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Worked on various stage productions including "Bell, Book, and Candle", "Lost in the Stars", "Tea and Sympathy", "The Tender Trap" and "A Streetcar Named Desire"
1948:
First feature credit on "Portrait of Jennie"
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husband:
Curville Jones Robinson. Mechanical engineer. Married for more than 50 years; died in 1989.

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