Hollywood costume designer Michael Woulfe, who created Judy Garland’s gown for “A Star is Born” and barely covered Jane Russell for her role in “The French Line,” died Aug. 30 in Woodland Hills, Calif. He was 89.
Woulfe began his costume designing career at 25, when he was tapped to dress Sylvia Sidney in the James Cagney production of “Blood on the Sun.”
He worked under contract for RKO Studios, serving as head designer on more than 100 films. He designed gowns for Ava Gardner, Janet Leigh, Jean Simmons and Marilyn Monroe. But he was proudest of the dress he designed in 1954 for Garland in “A Star is Born.”
Woulfe also designed costumes and dresses for Las Vegas nightclub acts by Garland, Lena Horne, Betty Hutten, Russell and Debbie Reynolds.
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