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Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton information

Birth date: January 14, 1904
Birth place: London, England, UK
Height:6' 2" (1.88 m)
Profession:Costume Designer, Art Department, Camera Department

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Cecil Beaton was born on January 14, 1904 in London, England as Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton. He is known for his work on My Fair Lady (1964), Gigi (1958) and Anna Karenina (1948). He died on January 18, 1980 in Broadchalke, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England.

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Costume Designer

Costume Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Fair Lady1964costumes
The Doctor's Dilemma1958
Gigi1958costumes design by
The Truth About Women1957
Dandy Dick1948TV Movie
Anna Karenina1948costumes designed by
An Ideal Husband1947
Beware of Pity1946
On Approval1944
The Young Mr. Pitt1942
Suicide Squadron1941gowns designed by
The Remarkable Mr. Kipps1941costumes designed by
Major Barbara1941costumes

Art Department

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Fair Lady1964scenery designer
Gigi1958scenery designer

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Love, Marilyn2012Documentary still photographer
American Masters2006TV Series documentary still photographer - 1 episode

Production Designer

Production Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Fair Lady1964
Gigi1958

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Paul Bowles: The Complete Outsider1994Documentary archival photographs by
W.R.N.S.1941Short advisor

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gigi1958Gentleman in Park (uncredited)

Art Director

Art Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Fair Lady1964uncredited

Costume Department

Costume Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever1970period costumes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beaton by Bailey1971TV Movie documentaryHimself
The David Frost Show1969TV SeriesHimself
Cinema1967TV Series documentaryHimself
The Fairest Fair Lady1964Documentary shortHimself
Face to Face1962TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Charmed Lives: A Family RomanceDocumentary pre-productionHimself
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel2011DocumentaryHimself
American Masters2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The 100 Greatest Musicals2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 50th Annual Tony Awards1996TV SpecialHimself
The Making of 'My Fair Lady'1995Video documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1965OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Art Direction-Set Decoration, ColorMy Fair Lady (1964)· Gene Allen
· George James Hopkins
1965OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Costume Design, ColorMy Fair Lady (1964)
1959OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Costume Design, Black-and-White or ColorGigi (1958)


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#Fact
1Claimed that Greta Garbo was the only woman he had ever loved romantically.
2His father, Walter Beaton, was a timber importer.
3Renowned society photographer, educated at Harrow and St. John's College, Cambridge, though he left there without a degree in 1925. Took up photography as a hobby, while working as a clerk for his father. Eventually rose to become, for over three decades, the favorite photographer of the Royal Family. He also photographed more than 1,000 stars and luminaries of screen, stage and literature. Moreoever, he painted, wrote books and was a noted set and costume designer for theatre, ballet and opera from 1930. He even designed hotel lobbies and clubs, including the Raffles. Beaton later moved into film work, creating lavish designs for major period productions, such as "Anna Karenina", "Gigi" and "My Fair Lady".
4Cecil Beaton's house is now owned by Toyah Willcox
5He was awarded a Tony in 1957 for his costume designs for 'My Fair Lady.'.
6He was awarded a Tony in 1955 for his costume designs for 'Quadrille.'.
7He won four Tony Awards as Best Costume Designer: in 1955 for "Quadrille;" in 1957 for "My Fair Lady," a nomination shared with "Little Glass Clock;" in 1960 for "Saratoga;" and in 1970 for "Coco." He also received two other nominations: in 1960 as Best Scenic Designer (Musical) for "Sarartoga;" and in 1961 as Best Costume Designer (Musical) for "Tenderloin.".
8He was awarded Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 1972 Queen's Honours List for his services to drama.

#Quote
1[on Marilyn Monroe] She had rocketed from obscurity to become our post-war sex symbol, the pin-up girl of an age. And whatever press agentry of manufactured illusion may have lit the fuse, it is her own weird genius that has sustained her flight. Transfigured by the garish marvel of Technicolor cinemascope, she walks like an undulating basilisk, scorching everything in her path. Like Giraudoux's 'Ondine', she is only fifteen years old, and she will never die.
2[on mini-skirts] Never in the history of fashion has so little material been raised so high to reveal so much that needs to be covered so badly.
3[on Katharine Hepburn] She has a face that belongs to the sea and the wind, with large rocking-horse nostrils and teeth that you just know bite an apple every day.
4A musical version of Pygmalion? Oh dear, I guess it will just be another "Chocolate Sholdier.

#Trademark
1High-pocketed Savile Row suits
2Wide-brimmed bolero hats
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