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Orry-Kelly, 1897-1964


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  • Variants

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

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1897-12-31
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1964-02-26
    • Has Affiliation

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

        • Affiliation Start: 1932
        • Affiliation End: 1944
        • Organization: (naf) Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
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    • 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.)
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  • 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, 1930DLC 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
    • 2018-08-31: revised
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