Moss Mabry

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Moss Mabry
Born (1918-07-05)July 5, 1918
Marianna, Florida, USA
Died January 25, 2006(2006-01-25) (aged 87)
Oceanside, California, USA
Education University of Florida
Occupation Academy Award nominated Costume Designer

Moss Mabry (July 5, 1918 – January 25, 2006) was a famed American costume designer.


He started off designing costumes for his high school plays, but actually studied mechanical engineering at the University of Florida. He later went to Hollywood to attend art school, eventually signing a contract with Warner Bros.. Some of the films he worked on included Dial M for Murder and Them! (both 1954), The Manchurian Candidate and Mutiny on the Bounty (both 1962), The Silencers, Murderers' Row (both 1966), The Detective (1968), Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969), The Shootist and King Kong (both 1976).

Mabry received four Academy Award nominations throughout his career: for Giant in 1956, What a Way to Go! in 1964, spy thriller Morituri in 1965 and The Way We Were in 1973 .

One of his most iconic designs was the red jacket sported by James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause (1955). Mabry declared that his most difficult filmic assignment was the multiple costume changes required for Elizabeth Taylor in "Giant" (1956), which called for 42 changes of clothing.

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