Edith Head

Edith Head
1897 - 1981

Edith Head  American Costume Designer


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Edith Head passed away on 24th Oct 1981 aged 83.


Edith Head was previously married to Wiard Ihnen (1938 - 1979) and Charles Head (1922 - 1938).


Edith Head is a 83 year old American Costume Designer born on 28th October, 1897 in San Bernardino, California. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio

Edith Head is a member of the following lists: Artists from Los Angeles, California, Otis College of Art and Design alumni and People from Hollywood, Los Angeles.


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Confirmed Relationships2
Longest Relationship41 yrs, 5 mths
Shortest Relationship16 yrs
Average Relationship Length28 yrs, 8 mths
First Name Edith
Middle Name Claire
Last Name Head
Maiden Name Posener
Full Name at Birth Edith Claire Posener
Alternative Name Edith Head, Edith Ihnen
Age 83 (age at death) years
Birthday 28th October, 1897
Birthplace San Bernardino, California
Died 24th October, 1981
Place of Death Los Angeles, California
Cause of Death Bone Marrow Disease
Height 5' 1½" (156 cm)
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Nationality American
Occupation Costume Designer
Year(s) Active 1927–1981
Father Max Posener, Frank Spare (step father)
Mother Anna E. Levy
Friend Richard Cromwell, Audrey Hepburn, Hal Wallis

Edith Head (October 28, 1897 – October 24, 1981) was an American costume designer who won a record eight Academy Awards for Best Costume Design, starting with The Heiress (1949) and ending with The Sting (1973).

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Edith Head83 ScorpioCostume Designer
Wiard Ihnen81 LeoDirector
Charles Head74


Columbo1971Edith HeadTV Show
The Pleasure of His Company1961Dress Designer (uncredited)Movie
Lucy Gallant1955Edith HeadMovie
Hollywood Extra Girl1935Edith Head (uncredited)Movie




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