Makeup artist Wayne Massarelli dies at 62

Worked with Fawcett, Bacall, Bergen

Hollywood makeup artist Wayne Massarelli, who worked with Farrah Fawcett, Lauren Bacall, Ann-Margret, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Sally Fields, Dyan Cannon and Joan Rivers, died of complications from liver cancer in Pasadena, Calif., on July 13. He was 62.

Bacall, Cannon and Ann-Margret had repeatedly relied on Massarelli in their film and TV work over the past two decades.

Massarelli’s film credits include “The Muppets Take Manhattan,” “Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde,” “My Fellow Americans,” “These Old Broads” and “The Santa Clause 3.” His smallscreen credits include the series “Grace Under Fire,” “Karen Sisco” and “Hawthorne” as well as telepics including “Christmas in Connecticut,” “Tears and Laughter: The Joan and Melissa Rives Story” and “Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke.”

Massarelli began his career in 1969 working at Lintermans Salon in Beverly Hills. His clients included Fawcett, who requested that he do her makeup for her editorial and cosmetic ad campaigns. Massarelli moved into freelance print work, then television and motion pictures,

Wayne Armand Massarelli grew up in Boston.

He is survived by his mother, a sister, and his partner of 35 years, John W. Miller.

Donations may be made to the Motion Picture and Television Fund, Human Rights Campaign or the Millan Foundation.

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