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us: Orry-Kelly, 1897-1964


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  • Variants

    • us: Kelly, Orry, 1897-1964
    • us: Kelly, John Orry, 1897-1964
    • us: Kelley, Orry, 1897-1964
    • us: Kelly, Orry George, 1897-1964
    • us: Kelly, Jack, 1897-1964
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        18971231
    • Death Date

        19640226
    • Birth Place

        Kiama (N.S.W.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Los Angeles (Calif.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
        • Affiliation Start: 1932
        • Affiliation End: 1944
    • Gender

        male
    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Costume design
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Costume designers
      • Sources

        • found: Angels with dirty faces [MP] 1938: credits (gowns by Orry-Kelly)
        • found: Performing arts biog. master index, 1981 (Orry-Kelly; b. 1897 d. 1964)
        • found: Www in Amer., 1961-1968 (Orry-Kelly, designer, b. Sydney, Aus.; b. Dec. 31, 1897, d. Feb. 26, 1964)
        • found: Bailey, M. Those glorious glamour years, 1982: p. 383 (Orry-Kelly; b. 1897, Kiama, Australia; d. 1964; b. John Orry Kelly)
        • found: A wonderful night, 1930 DLC copy theater program, Sam S. Shubert Theatre, Philadelphia performance (costumes designed by Orry Kelley)
        • found: Australian dictionary of biography WWW site, viewed Aug. 13, 2015 (under Kelly, Orry George (Jack): Orry George Kelly; b. Dec. 31, 1897, Kiama, N.S.W.; moved to New York, 1921; moved to Hollywood, 1931; d. Feb. 26, 1964, Los Angeles; dress designer; between 1932 and 1944, Orry-Kelly was chief costume designer at Warner Bros., working on hundreds of films; subsequently secured a three-year contract with Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation to dress Betty Grable; from 1950 he freelanced with several studios and established private workrooms; his distinctive first name (later hyphenated with his surname for professional use) was derived from a variety of carnation in his mother's garden and from that of an ancient Manx king; known to his intimates as "Jack")
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        • 1987-02-11: new
        • 2015-08-14: revised
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