Phil Richards, dead at 69

Makeup artist, former ice dancer

Phil Richards, a former makeup artist who worked with such actresses as Rita Hayworth, Ann-Margret and Goldie Hawn, died March 13 of cancer at his home in Palm Springs. He was 69.

Richards began his career in show business as an ice skater and later went on to produce ice shows before becoming a makeup artist.

He also worked with Perry Como’s Easter and Christmas specials and the Jerry Lewis Telethons.

Richards is survived by three sisters.

Family suggests donations in Richards’ name be sent to: Desert Regional Medical Center Hospice, 1150 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262.

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