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, and a member of the Westmore family of makeup.

Perc, Wally & Bud Westmore


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, Creature from the Black Lagoon and Stanley Kubrick's Spartacus.

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In Creature from the Black Lagoon, Westmore assisted the designer of the Gill-man, Disney animator Millicent Patrick, though her role was deliberately downplayed for half a century. In most publicity of the time, Westmore received sole credit for the creature's conception.[1]


In addition to film, Bud worked extensively in television, on shows such as The_Virginian_(TV_series), The Munsters, Rod Serling's Night Gallery, [2] and Dragnet_(franchise).


In 1957 Mattel asked Bud to design the makeup look of their soon to be iconic doll, Barbie.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He was also Martha Raye's first husband for five months in 1937. He later married Jeanne Shores, a contestant and then winner of the 1952 Miss California Pageant, they had four children together. He was sometimes credited as George Hamilton Westmore. The largest building on the Universal Studios Backlot is named in his honor.
His second wife was Rosemary Lane, one of the famous Lane sisters who starred in a number of movies in the 1940s including Arsenic and Old Lace, starring Carey Grant.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ferrari, Andrea (2003). Il Cinema Dei Mostri. p. 287. ISBN 88-435-9915-1. 
  2. ^ Skelton, Scott (December 1, 1998). Rod Serling's Night Gallery: An After-Hours Tour. Syracuse University Press. p. 114. 
  3. ^ Oppenheimer, Jerry (February 2, 2010). Toy Monster: The Big, Bad World of Mattel. Wiley. p. 30. ISBN 007140211X.