Benjamin Emmet Nye, Sr.
January 12, 1907
Fremont, Nebraska, U.S.
|Died||February 9, 1986 (aged 79)|
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Makeup artist, businessman|
|Relatives||Carroll Nye (brother)|
Benjamin Emmet "Ben" Nye, Sr. (January 12, 1907 – February 9, 1986) was an American makeup artist for the Hollywood film industry for over four decades, from the 1930s to the early 1980s. He worked on over five hundred 20th Century Fox films both in and out of Hollywood. Including Gone with the Wind (1939), Miracle on 34th Street (1947), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), The King and I (1956), The Fly (1958), Valley of the Dolls (1967), and Planet of the Apes (1968).
Retirement and death
- "Obituaries: Elsewhere". Lexington Herald Leader. February 14, 1986. p. C12.
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