Phillip R. Dennis dies at 51

Costume designer worked for nearly 30 years

Costume designer Phillip R. Dennis, who worked on wardrobes for Barry Manilow and Elton John, died April 8 in Granada Hills, Calif. after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 51.

 For nearly 30 years he served as costume designer or wardrobe director for feature films, television, music and theater productions.

Dennis was raised in Maryland and studied costume design and retail advertising at Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio.

He is survived by three sisters and six brothers..

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