Sheila O'Brien

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Sheila O'Brien
Born (1902-10-09)October 9, 1902
Texas, United States
Died January 26, 1983(1983-01-26) (aged 80)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation costume designer
Years active 1939 - 1965

Sheila O’Brien (October 9, 1902 in Texas — January 26, 1983) was an American costume designer.

O'Brien began her career as a seamstress for Paramount Pictures but transferred to the costume department of MGM, where she worked as a costume department dresser on The Wizard of Oz in 1939, coming into her own as a Hollywood costume designer in the 1950s. She was a favourite of Joan Crawford’s, dressing her in Sudden Fear (1952, for which O’Brien received an Oscar nomination),[1] Johnny Guitar (1954) and Female on the Beach (1955). O’Brien died of cancer in 1983.

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  1. ^ "1953 Oscars". Retrieved February 21, 2015.