Bud Westmore

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Bud Westmore
Born George Hamilton Westmore
(1918-01-13)13 January 1918
Los Angeles, California, United States
Died 24 June 1973(1973-06-24) (aged 55)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Make-Up Artist
Years active 1938–1973

Bud Westmore (13 January 1918 – 24 June 1973) was a make-up artist in Hollywood. Son of George Westmore, a member of the Westmore family prominent in Hollywood make-up. He is credited on over 450 movies and television shows, including To Kill a Mockingbird, Man of a Thousand Faces, The Andromeda Strain and Creature from the Black Lagoon. For his involvement in Creature from the Black Lagoon he assisted the designer of the Gill-man, Disney animator Millicent Patrick, though her role was deliberately downplayed and for half a century, Westmore would receive sole credit for the creature's conception.[1] Westmore was also famous for the make-up for TV show The Munsters.

Personal life[edit]

He was also Martha Raye's first husband for five months in 1937. He was sometimes credited as George Hamilton Westmore. The largest building on the Universal Studios Backlot is named in his honor.

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  1. ^ Ferrari, Andrea (2003). Il Cinema Dei Mostri. p. 287. ISBN 88-435-9915-1.