Ruth Morley


Costume Designer

About

Birth Place
Austria
Died
February 12, 1991
Cause of Death
Breast Cancer

Biography

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 D...

Biography

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."

Filmography

 

Costume-Wardrobe (Feature Film)

The Prince of Tides (1991)
Costume Designer
Ghost (1990)
Costume Designer
Parenthood (1989)
Costume Designer
The Dream Team (1989)
Costume Designer
Winter People (1989)
Costume Designer
See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)
Costume Designer
Hello Again (1987)
Costume Designer
The Money Pit (1986)
Costume Designer
Key Exchange (1985)
Costume Consultant
Death of a Salesman (1985)
Costume Designer
Grace Quigley (1985)
Costumes
The Lost Honor Of Kathryn Beck (1984)
Costumes
Jacobo Timerman: Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number (1983)
Costumes
I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982)
Costume Designer
One From the Heart (1982)
Costume Designer
Hammett (1982)
Costumes
Tootsie (1982)
Costume Designer
The Chosen (1981)
Costumes
Little Miss Marker (1980)
Costumes
Mayflower: The Pilgrim's Adventure (1979)
Costume Designer
Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979)
Costume Designer
Slow Dancing In The Big City (1978)
Costumes
Superman:The Movie (1978)
Costume Designer
The Brink's Job (1978)
Costumes
The Life and Assassination of the Kingfish (1977)
Costume Designer
Annie Hall (1977)
Costume Designer
Annie Hall (1977)
Wardrobe
Taxi Driver (1976)
Costume Designer
Child's Play (1972)
Costumes
The Hot Rock (1972)
Costume Design
To Find a Man (1972)
Costume Design
Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970)
Costume Design
The Brotherhood (1968)
Costume Design
A Thousand Clowns (1965)
Costume Design
Lilith (1964)
Costume Design
The Miracle Worker (1962)
Costumes
The Connection (1962)
Costumes
The Hustler (1961)
Costume Design
The Young Doctors (1961)
Costumes
Never Love a Stranger (1958)
Costumes

Costume-Wardrobe (Special)

A Marriage: Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz (1991)
Costume Consultant

Costume-Wardrobe (TV Mini-Series)

Mussolini: The Untold Story (1985)
Costumes

Life Events

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"

Family

Melissa Hacker
Daughter
Filmmaker, editor. Making a documentary about mother's experiences during WWII.
Emily Hacker
Daughter
Actor, director, English teacher.

Bibliography