Robert Fletcher (costume designer)

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Robert Fletcher (born August 23, 1922) is a costume and set designer. He was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.[1]

Career[edit]

Fletcher's first ambition was to become an archeologist. Prior to graduating from Harvard University, Fletcher was an aspiring actor. While performing in New York, he chose to become a costume designer. He is best known designing costumes for major ballet and opera companies in addition to films, television specials, and New York stageplay.[2] In 1960, Robert Fletcher designed costumes for "The Tempest" in Stratford, CT starring Katharine Hepburn at the American Shakespeare Theatre.[3]

Fletcher had a long association with the science fiction franchise Star Trek. He served as costume designer for the first four Star Trek feature films[4]Star Trek: The Motion Picture, The Wrath of Khan, The Search for Spock, and The Voyage Home.

Awards[edit]

In 2008, Fletcher received a Theatre Development Fund/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for his set design. He has also received three Tony Award nominations for his work.[5] Fletcher’s three Tony Award nominations were for Little Me in 1963, High Spirits in 1964 and Hadrian VII in 1969. He also received a Drama Desk Award Nomination for Outstanding Costume Design for Othello in 1982.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Robert Fletcher (I)". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2011-03-09.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ Roddenberry, Gene; Susan Sackett (1980). The Making of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. New York: Pocket Books. pp. 123–125. ISBN 0-671-25181-3. 
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  4. ^ Corrigan, Patricia (1995-12-14). "Updating a Classic; Local 'Nutcracker' is getting new Costumes, Choreography". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. p. 02A. 
  5. ^ "John Conklin And Robert Fletcher Take Home 2008 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards". Live Design Online. 2008-02-08. Retrieved 2009-02-28. 

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