Irene Caine, wardrobe supervisor for movie classics such as “West Side Story” and “Friendly Persuasion,” died May 31 at the Motion Picture & Television Hospital in Woodland Hills, Ca. She was 93.
Caine, who began her career in vaudeville and eventually became a New York showgirl, moved to Hollywood with her musician husband, Fred Mills, in the early 1940s to begin her career as a costumer.
Originally a Hollywood seamstress, Caine moved up to wardrobe supervisor on various films, including Billy Wilder’s “The Apartment,” “Some Like It Hot” and “Irma La Douce,” as well as Blake Edwards’ “Darling Lili.” She worked with such actors as Jack Lemmon, Robert Mitchum and Elvis Presley.
Donations can be made in her memory to the Motion Picture & Television Fund, the Agoura Animal Shelter or the Pet Adoption Organization.