Bud Westmore


Makeup Artist

About

Also Known As
Hamilton Adolph Westmore, George Hamilton Westmore, [Bud] Westmore
Birth Place
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Died
June 24, 1973
Cause of Death
Heart Attack

Biography

Bud Westmore was one of the more famous members of the legendary Westmore family dynasty which dominated, and in many ways expanded, the art of makeup in Hollywood cinema. Patriarch George Westmore began at Metro Pictures in 1917, developing techniques still in use today. His greater contribution, though, may have been in fathering six sons, all of whom went into makeup design. In the 19...

Family & Companions

Martha Raye
Wife
Divorced.
Rosemary Lane
Wife
Divorced.
Jeanne Westmore
Wife
Survived him.

Bibliography

"The Westmores of Hollywood"
Frank Westmore (1976)

Biography

Bud Westmore was one of the more famous members of the legendary Westmore family dynasty which dominated, and in many ways expanded, the art of makeup in Hollywood cinema. Patriarch George Westmore began at Metro Pictures in 1917, developing techniques still in use today. His greater contribution, though, may have been in fathering six sons, all of whom went into makeup design. In the 1930s and 40s, the Westmore boys divvied up most of Hollywood among themselves. The eldest, Monte, was at Selznick International, Perc was ensconced at Warner Bros., Ernest worked for 20th Century-Fox and Eagle-Lion, Wally enjoyed a lengthy tenure at Paramount, and Frank, the youngest, free-lanced and later did much TV. Bud, the second youngest son, worked at Universal from the late 40s till his death in 1973.

Bud Westmore was born Hamilton Adolph, but changed his first names to George Hamilton both in tribute to his father and after the rise of Hitler made Adolph an unpopular name in the US. After free-lancing in the 40s (including work at "Poverty Row" studio PRC on the classic noir "Detour" 1945), Westmore joined Universal. He became one of the best known of the Westmores partly because of his work creating monsters for horror films, long a staple genre of Universal's output. Westmore's credits in screen terror included "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein" (1948), "The Strange Door" (1951), "The Creature from the Black Lagoon" (1954), "The Mole People" (1956), "Curse of the Undead" (1959), and the Universal-TV sitcom spoof, "The Munsters" (1964-66). A challenge he met with distinction was recreating silent horror star Lon Chaney's makeup for the biopic "The Man of a Thousand Faces" (1957).

The majority of Westmore's credits, though, were in other genres, and included "A Double Life" (1947), "Imitation of Life" (1959), "Father Goose" (1964), and "Airport" (1970). Late in life he also did many TV-movies such as "The Outsider" (1967), "Night Gallery" (1969), and "I Love a Mystery" (1973).

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Don't Push, I'll Charge When I'm Ready (1977)
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Perilous Voyage (1976)
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The Manhunter (1976)
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Set This Town on Fire (1973)
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I Love a Mystery (1973)
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Soylent Green (1973)
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Drive Hard, Drive Fast (1973)
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Snatched (1973)
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The Great Man's Whiskers (1973)
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How to Steal an Airplane (1972)
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Red Sky at Morning (1971)
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One More Train to Rob (1971)
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The Beguiled (1971)
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How to Frame a Figg (1971)
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The Andromeda Strain (1971)
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The D.A.: Conspiracy to Kill (1971)
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Marriage: Year One (1971)
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The Neon Ceiling (1971)
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Story of a Woman (1970)
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Airport (1970)
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The Forbin Project (1970)
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Lost Flight (1970)
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Company of Killers (1970)
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Skullduggery (1970)
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Winning (1969)
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The Lost Man (1969)
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Sweet Charity (1969)
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Topaz (1969)
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Eye of the Cat (1969)
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The Love God? (1969)
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Change of Habit (1969)
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Death of a Gunfighter (1969)
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This Savage Land (1969)
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Backtrack (1969)
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House of Cards (1969)
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Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969)
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A Man Called Gannon (1969)
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Angel in My Pocket (1969)
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A Lovely Way To Die (1968)
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Journey to Shiloh (1968)
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Nobody's Perfect (1968)
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What's So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968)
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Three Guns for Texas (1968)
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The Counterfeit Killer (1968)
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The Secret War of Harry Frigg (1968)
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The Hell With Heroes (1968)
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The Ballad of Josie (1968)
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Jigsaw (1968)
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Coogan's Bluff (1968)
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Hellfighters (1968)
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P. J. (1968)
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Sergeant Ryker (1968)
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In Enemy Country (1968)
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The Pink Jungle (1968)
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Counterpoint (1968)
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The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968)
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Madigan (1968)
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Did You Hear the One About the Traveling Saleslady? (1968)
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Don't Just Stand There! (1968)
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Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)
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The Ride to Hangman's Tree (1967)
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Sullivan's Empire (1967)
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Valley of Mystery (1967)
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Gunfight in Abilene (1967)
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Games (1967)
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Tobruk (1967)
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The Perils of Pauline (1967)
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Rosie (1967)
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Banning (1967)
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Rough Night in Jericho (1967)
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The War Wagon (1967)
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The Young Warriors (1967)
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Tammy and the Millionaire (1967)
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The King's Pirate (1967)
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The Reluctant Astronaut (1967)
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How I Spent My Summer Vacation (1967)
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Moment to Moment (1966)
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The Pad (And How To Use It) (1966)
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Let's Kill Uncle (1966)
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The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)
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The Appaloosa (1966)
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The Rare Breed (1966)
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Blindfold (1966)
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Madame X (1966)
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Gambit (1966)
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... And Now Miguel (1966)
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Texas Across the River (1966)
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Munster, Go Home! (1966)
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Beau Geste (1966)
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The Plainsman (1966)
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Out of Sight (1966)
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Incident at Phantom Hill (1966)
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Gunpoint (1966)
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McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force (1965)
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The War Lord (1965)
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That Funny Feeling (1965)
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A Very Special Favor (1965)
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Dark Intruder (1965)
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Mirage (1965)
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Fluffy (1965)
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I Saw What You Did (1965)
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Shenandoah (1965)
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Strange Bedfellows (1965)
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The Sword of Ali Baba (1965)
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Bus Riley's Back in Town (1965)
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The Art of Love (1965)
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Wild Seed (1965)
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McHale's Navy (1964)
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Kitten With a Whip (1964)
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The Night Walker (1964)
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Man's Favorite Sport? (1964)
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Father Goose (1964)
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The Brass Bottle (1964)
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The Killers (1964)
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Send Me No Flowers (1964)
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Wild and Wonderful (1964)
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Island of the Blue Dolphins (1964)
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Bullet for a Badman (1964)
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Taggart (1964)
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I'd Rather Be Rich (1964)
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Bedtime Story (1964)
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The Lively Set (1964)
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The Ugly American (1963)
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The List of Adrian Messenger (1963)
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For Love or Money (1963)
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Showdown (1963)
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A Gathering of Eagles (1963)
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The Thrill of It All (1963)
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Captain Newman, M. D. (1963)
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Tammy and the Doctor (1963)
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If a Man Answers (1962)
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To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
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The Spiral Road (1962)
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Lonely Are the Brave (1962)
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Six Black Horses (1962)
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That Touch of Mink (1962)
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The Outsider (1961)
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Back Street (1961)
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Lover Come Back (1961)
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Flower Drum Song (1961)
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Tammy Tell Me True (1961)
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The Great Impostor (1961)
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The Private Lives of Adam & Eve (1961)
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The Last Sunset (1961)
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Posse From Hell (1961)
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Come September (1961)
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Seven Ways from Sundown (1960)
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Portrait in Black (1960)
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Hell Bent for Leather (1960)
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College Confidential (1960)
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Spartacus (1960)
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Midnight Lace (1960)
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The Leech Woman (1960)
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Inherit the Wind (1960)
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The Big Fisherman (1959)
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This Earth Is Mine (1959)
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Never Steal Anything Small (1959)
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Curse of the Undead (1959)
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No Name on the Bullet (1959)
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Operation Petticoat (1959)
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Pillow Talk (1959)
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A Stranger in My Arms (1959)
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The Perfect Furlough (1959)
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Money, Women and Guns (1959)
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The Wild and the Innocent (1959)
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Imitation of Life (1959)
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Ride a Crooked Trail (1958)
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Girls on the Loose (1958)
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Live Fast, Die Young (1958)
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The Thing That Couldn't Die (1958)
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The Tarnished Angels (1958)
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Kathy O' (1958)
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The Last of the Fast Guns (1958)
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The Saga of Hemp Brown (1958)
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Appointment with a Shadow (1958)
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Damn Citizen (1958)
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The Restless Years (1958)
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Voice in the Mirror (1958)
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The Big Beat (1958)
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The Female Animal (1958)
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The Lady Takes a Flyer (1958)
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Twilight for the Gods (1958)
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Once Upon a Horse... (1958)
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Flood Tide (1958)
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Day of the Bad Man (1958)
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A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958)
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Wild Heritage (1958)
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This Happy Feeling (1958)
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Step Down to Terror (1958)
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Raw Wind in Eden (1958)
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Monster on the Campus (1958)
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Summer Love (1958)
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The Heart Is a Rebel (1958)
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Touch of Evil (1958)
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Man in the Shadow (1957)
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The Midnight Story (1957)
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The Night Runner (1957)
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Istanbul (1957)
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Four Girls in Town (1957)
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Battle Hymn (1957)
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Gun for a Coward (1957)
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Man Afraid (1957)
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Interlude (1957)
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The Monolith Monsters (1957)
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The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm (1957)
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Tammy and the Bachelor (1957)
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Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (1957)
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The Land Unknown (1957)
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My Man Godfrey (1957)
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Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)
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Night Passage (1957)
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Quantez (1957)
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Slim Carter (1957)
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Written on the Wind (1957)
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Rock, Pretty Baby (1957)
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Joe Butterfly (1957)
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Mister Cory (1957)
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The Deadly Mantis (1957)
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The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
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The Great Man (1957)
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Kelly and Me (1957)
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The Girl in the Kremlin (1957)
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The Tattered Dress (1957)
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Joe Dakota (1957)
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The Benny Goodman Story (1956)
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All That Heaven Allows (1956)
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Walk the Proud Land (1956)
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Pillars of the Sky (1956)
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The Spoilers (1956)
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Raw Edge (1956)
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The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)
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The Rawhide Years (1956)
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Showdown at Abilene (1956)
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A Day of Fury (1956)
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I've Lived Before (1956)
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The Mole People (1956)
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The Square Jungle (1956)
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Congo Crossing (1956)
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The Price of Fear (1956)
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Never Say Goodbye (1956)
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Francis in the Haunted House (1956)
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The Kettles in the Ozarks (1956)
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The Unguarded Moment (1956)
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Backlash (1956)
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The Toy Tiger (1956)
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Star in the Dust (1956)
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There's Always Tomorrow (1956)
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Outside the Law (1956)
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World in My Corner (1956)
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Everything but the Truth (1956)
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Red Sundown (1956)
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Behind the High Wall (1956)
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Away All Boats (1956)
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Destry (1955)
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Man Without a Star (1955)
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Francis in the Navy (1955)
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Six Bridges to Cross (1955)
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One Desire (1955)
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Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki (1955)
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The Private War of Major Benson (1955)
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Kiss of Fire (1955)
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Cult of the Cobra (1955)
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Captain Lightfoot (1955)
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Lady Godiva of Coventry (1955)
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The Looters (1955)
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So This Is Paris (1955)
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Tarantula (1955)
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Chief Crazy Horse (1955)
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Running Wild (1955)
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The Shrike (1955)
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The Far Country (1955)
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The Second Greatest Sex (1955)
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The Man from Bitter Ridge (1955)
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Ain't Misbehavin' (1955)
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Revenge of the Creature (1955)
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Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops (1955)
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The Purple Mask (1955)
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To Hell and Back (1955)
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Female on the Beach (1955)
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This Island Earth (1955)
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Smoke Signal (1955)
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Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)
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Foxfire (1955)
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Taza, Son of Cochise (1954)
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Drums Across the River (1954)
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Rails into Laramie (1954)
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Francis Joins the WACS (1954)
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Sign of the Pagan (1954)
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Johnny Dark (1954)
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Ma and Pa Kettle at Home (1954)
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Saskatchewan (1954)
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Magnificent Obsession (1954)
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Yankee Pasha (1954)
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Four Guns to the Border (1954)
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Bengal Brigade (1954)
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Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
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The Black Shield of Falworth (1954)
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Dawn at Socorro (1954)
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Ricochet Romance (1954)
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The Yellow Mountain (1954)
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Playgirl (1954)
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Border River (1954)
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Fireman Save My Child (1954)
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Black Horse Canyon (1954)
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Ride Clear of Diablo (1954)
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Tanganyika (1954)
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Naked Alibi (1954)
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The Glenn Miller Story (1954)
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Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation (1953)
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The Stand at Apache River (1953)
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Tumbleweed (1953)
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The Glass Web (1953)
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The Great Sioux Uprising (1953)
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Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)
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The Mississippi Gambler (1953)
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Gunsmoke (1953)
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The Veils of Bagdad (1953)
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Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953)
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It Came from Outer Space (1953)
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The Man from the Alamo (1953)
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Column South (1953)
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The Redhead from Wyoming (1953)
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Thunder Bay (1953)
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Desert Legion (1953)
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Forbidden (1953)
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East of Sumatra (1953)
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War Arrow (1953)
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Back to God's Country (1953)
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Seminole (1953)
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Wings of the Hawk (1953)
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Law and Order (1953)
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Take Me to Town (1953)
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Francis Covers the Big Town (1953)
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The Lawless Breed (1953)
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All I Desire (1953)
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It Happens Every Thursday (1953)
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All American (1953)
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The Lone Hand (1953)
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Walking My Baby Back Home (1953)
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Girls in the Night (1953)
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The Golden Blade (1953)
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City Beneath the Sea (1953)
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Flesh and Fury (1952)
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Horizons West (1952)
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The Battle at Apache Pass (1952)
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Lost in Alaska (1952)
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Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952)
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Bend of the River (1952)
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Against All Flags (1952)
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Meet Danny Wilson (1952)
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The Black Castle (1952)
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Willie and Joe Back at the Front (1952)
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Flame of Araby (1952)
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The Raiders (1952)
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Untamed Frontier (1952)
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Steel Town (1952)
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Sally and Saint Anne (1952)
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It Grows on Trees (1952)
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Meet Me at the Fair (1952)
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Because of You (1952)
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Bonzo Goes to College (1952)
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No Room for the Groom (1952)
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Francis Goes to West Point (1952)
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Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair (1952)
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The Cimarron Kid (1952)
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Scarlet Angel (1952)
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Finders Keepers (1952)
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Yankee Buccaneer (1952)
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Just Across the Street (1952)
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Here Come the Nelsons (1952)
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Bronco Buster (1952)
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The Duel at Silver Creek (1952)
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The Treasure of Lost Canyon (1952)
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Bright Victory (1952)
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Red Ball Express (1952)
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Son of Ali Baba (1952)
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The World in His Arms (1952)
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Bedtime For Bonzo (1951)
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Frenchie (1951)
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The Fat Man (1951)
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Apache Drums (1951)
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Iron Man (1951)
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Smuggler's Island (1951)
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Weekend with Father (1951)
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Francis Goes to the Races (1951)
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Under the Gun (1951)
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The Strange Door (1951)
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Comin' Round the Mountain (1951)
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The Golden Horde (1951)
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Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm (1951)
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Double Crossbones (1951)
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Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)
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The Lady from Texas (1951)
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Tomahawk (1951)
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The Mark of the Renegade (1951)
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Reunion in Reno (1951)
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The Lady Pays Off (1951)
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Target Unknown (1951)
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Little Egypt (1951)
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Cattle Drive (1951)
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Katie Did It (1951)
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You Never Can Tell (1951)
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Hollywood Story (1951)
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Air Cadet (1951)
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Cave of Outlaws (1951)
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The Prince Who Was a Thief (1951)
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The Raging Tide (1951)
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Thunder on the Hill (1951)
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Up Front (1951)
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Sierra (1950)
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Abbott & Costello in the Foreign Legion (1950)
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One Way Street (1950)
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South Sea Sinner (1950)
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Shakedown (1950)
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I Was a Shoplifter (1950)
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Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town (1950)
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The Milkman (1950)
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The Desert Hawk (1950)
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Francis (1950)
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The Kid from Texas (1950)
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Peggy (1950)
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Harvey (1950)
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Curtain Call at Cactus Creek (1950)
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Saddle Tramp (1950)
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Deported (1950)
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Undercover Girl (1950)
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Louisa (1950)
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Kansas Raiders (1950)
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Buccaneer's Girl (1950)
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Mystery Submarine (1950)
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Outside the Wall (1950)
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Wyoming Mail (1950)
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Spy Hunt (1950)
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Winchester '73 (1950)
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Comanche Territory (1950)
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The Life of Riley (1949)
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The Story of Molly X (1949)
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Take One False Step (1949)
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Ma and Pa Kettle (1949)
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Once More, My Darling (1949)
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Bagdad (1949)
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Family Honeymoon (1949)
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Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer: Boris Karloff (1949)
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Sword in the Desert (1949)
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Woman in Hiding (1949)
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Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949)
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Arctic Manhunt (1949)
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You Gotta Stay Happy (1949)
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Criss Cross (1949)
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Free for All (1949)
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The Gal Who Took the West (1949)
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Abandoned (1949)
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The Lady Gambles (1949)
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Undertow (1949)
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The Fighting O'Flynn (1949)
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Red Canyon (1949)
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Yes Sir, That's My Baby (1949)
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Calamity Jane and Sam Bass (1949)
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Illegal Entry (1949)
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City Across the River (1949)
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Are You with It? (1948)
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Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)
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Secret Beyond the Door (1948)
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For the Love of Mary (1948)
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An Act of Murder (1948)
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Larceny (1948)
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Tap Roots (1948)
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Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
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Up in Central Park (1948)
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The Countess of Monte Cristo (1948)
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A Double Life (1948)
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Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948)
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Rogues' Regiment (1948)
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The Senator Was Indiscreet (1948)
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Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948)
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Black Bart (1948)
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Casbah (1948)
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Another Part of the Forest (1948)
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The Naked City (1948)
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One Touch of Venus (1948)
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The Saxon Charm (1948)
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Mexican Hayride (1948)
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Feudin', Fussin and A-Fightin' (1948)
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All My Sons (1948)
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A Woman's Vengeance (1948)
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River Lady (1948)
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Repeat Performance (1947)
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Philo Vance's Secret Mission (1947)
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Philo Vance's Gamble (1947)
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The Big Fix (1947)
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Lost Honeymoon (1947)
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Brute Force (1947)
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The Exile (1947)
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The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (1947)
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The Web (1947)
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Ride the Pink Horse (1947)
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Philo Vance Returns (1947)
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It's a Joke, Son! (1947)
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Born to Speed (1947)
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Singapore (1947)
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The Red Stallion (1947)
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The Devil on Wheels (1947)
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The Lost Moment (1947)
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Something in the Wind (1947)
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Step-Child (1947)
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Romance of the West (1946)
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The Wife of Monte Cristo (1946)
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I Ring Doorbells (1946)
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Detour (1946)
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Murder Is My Business (1946)
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Colorado Serenade (1946)
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Wild West (1946)
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Strange Impersonation (1946)
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Strangler of the Swamp (1946)
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Her Sister's Secret (1946)
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Blonde for a Day (1946)
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The Caravan Trail (1946)
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Down Missouri Way (1946)
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The Flying Serpent (1946)
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Avalanche (1946)
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Larceny in Her Heart (1946)
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Club Havana (1945)
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The Story of G. I. Joe (1945)
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Shadow of Terror (1945)
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How Doooo You Do!!! (1945)
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Song of Old Wyoming (1945)
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Why Girls Leave Home (1945)
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Danny Boy (1945)
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Dangerous Intruder (1945)
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Between Us Girls (1942)
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Kentucky (1938)
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Rascals (1938)
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Life Events

1945

Earliest feature film credits include "Detour"

1947

Headed Universal Studios' makeup department for 24 years (date approximate)

1966

Early TV-movie credit, "Fame Is the Name of the Game"

1973

Last feature film credit, "Soylent Green"

1973

Last TV credit, "Drive Hard, Drive Fast"

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Winchester '73 - (Re-issue Trailer) A man (James Stewart) combs the West in search of his stolen rifle. Co-starring Shelley Winters. Directed by Anthony Mann.
Sweet Charity - (Original Trailer) A taxi dancer (Shirley MacLaine) is unlucky in love in Bob Fosse's musical Sweet Charity(1969).
Against All Flags - (Original Trailer) A British officer (Errol Flynn) must face off against the pirates of Madagascar in Against All Flags (1952).
Bend of the River - (Original Trailer) A westerner (James Stewart) with a questionable past leads a wagon train into the Oregon territory in Bend of the River (1952) co-starring Rock Hudson and Arthur Kennedy, directed by Anthony Mann.
Pillow Talk - (Original Trailer) Doris Day and Rock Hudson give each other interference on their shared telephone line in Pillow Talk (1959).
Imitation of Life (1959) - (Original Trailer) Two mothers, one white, one black, face problems with their rebellious daughters in Douglas Sirk's Imitation Of Life (1959) starring Lana Turner.
Far Country, The -- (Original Trailer) Two cowboys on the road to Alaska help a wagon train in trouble in Anthony Mann's The Far Country (1955) starring James Stewart.
Gambit - (Original Trailer) A man (Michael Caine) dreams of the perfect robbery but can't seem to pull it off in Gambit (1966) co-starring Shirley MacLaine.
To Kill a Mockingbird - (Original Trailer) A young girl grows up fast when her lawyer father defends a black man accused of raping a white woman in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) starring Gregory Peck.
Flower Drum Song - (Original Trailer) A refugee travels to Chinatown as a mail-order bride in Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical comedy Flower Drum Song (1961).
Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here - (Re-issue Trailer) A rebellious Native American races to elude a bloodthirsty posse in Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969) starring Robert Blake and Robert Redford.
War Lord, The - (Original Trailer) Charlton Heston is a medieval knight who exercises his right to sleep with another man's bride on their wedding night in The War Lord (1965).

Family

George Westmore
Father
Wigmaker, saloon manager, makeup artist. Born 1879, died 1931; British; worked as a wigmaker and saloon manager in England; emigrated to the US and first worked in film at Metro Pictures beginning in 1917; developed many film makeup techniques and standards which are still in use.
Montague Westmore
Brother
Makeup artist. Born 1902, died 1940; feature work included makeup for "Forbidden" (1932); later signed with Selznick International Pictures and did the makeup for Selznick's "Gone With the Wind" (1939) shortly before his death.
Perc Westmore
Brother
Makeup artist. Born 1904, died 1970; worked for Warner Bros. from the early 1930s through the early 50s on films including "Footlight Parade" (1933), "The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex" (1939), "Casablanca" (1943) and "Caged" (1950); later occasional credits included "The Good Guys and the Bad Guys" (1969); was also a recognized expert and specialist in women's makeup and feminine beauty treatments.
Ernest Westmore
Brother
Makeup artist. Born 1904, died 1968; worked for 20th Century-Fox for a time in the 1930s and later for Eagle-Lion Pictures, specialists in low-budget films; hosted "The Ern Westmore Show" and "Search for Beauty", two short-lived 1955 instructional TV programs.
Wally Westmore
Brother
Makeup artist. Born 1906, died 1973; headed up Paramount's makeup division for 43 years; credits included the innovative makeup for "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1932) and also "The Major and the Minor" (1942), "The Ten Commandments" (1956), and "The Odd Couple" (1968).
Frank Westmore
Brother
Makeup artist. Born 1923, died 1985; also worked on Cecil B. DeMille's remake of "The Ten Commandments" (1956) and was active in TV work, including the TV-movie "Kung Fu" (1972) and the miniseries "Pearl" (1978).
Michael George Westmore
Grandson
Makeup artist. Son of Monte Westmore born in 1938; work includes "Rocky" (1976), "Raging Bull" (1980), "Blade Runner" (1982), "2010" (1984), "The Clan of the Cave Bear" (1986); "Roxanne" (1987) and "Revenge" (1990); won Emmy for work on "Eleanor and Franklin" and an Oscar for "Mask".
Kevin Westmore
Nephew
Makeup artist. Work includes "Predator 2" (co-makeup 1990); won 1999 Emmy for work on "The X-Files".
Marvin Westmore
Nephew
Makeup artist. Work includes "The Buddy Holly Story" (1978).
Monty Westmore Jr
Nephew
Makeup artist. Work includes "Blaze" (1989).
Pamela S Westmore
Niece
Makeup artist. Work includes "Dominick and Eugene" (1988).
Mackenzie Westmore
Great-Granddaughter
Actor. Had regular role on the NBC serial "Passions".

Companions

Martha Raye
Wife
Divorced.
Rosemary Lane
Wife
Divorced.
Jeanne Westmore
Wife
Survived him.

Bibliography

"The Westmores of Hollywood"
Frank Westmore (1976)