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.

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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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