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Abe Haberman, 88

Film and TV makeup artist

Abe Haberman, a longtime film and TV makeup artist, died Dec. 30 of heart failure at his home in North Hollywood. He was 88.

An early member of Local 706, the makeup artists union, Haberman learned his craft while working at Max Factor’s in Hollywood.

Following World War II service in the Army, where he participated in the Normandy invasion, Haberman worked on numerous motion pictures, attending to such stars as Elizabeth Taylor, Marlene Dietrich and Bette Davis.

He is perhaps best remembered for his work on two popular TV series of the 1960s: “Route 66” and “Bonanza.”

Haberman is survived by his wife, Dorothy.

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