George Masters

Active - 1973 - 2001  |   Born - Jan 1, 1937   |   Died - Mar 6, 1998   |   Genres - Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Having first made a name for himself in the entertainment industry as Marilyn Monroe's personal makeup artist, George Masters went on to beautify the hair and faces of luminaries ranging from Jackie 0 and Julie Andrews, to Lady Bird Johnson and Dustin Hoffman. Born in Detroit, MI, Masters became a hairstylist at age 17. After a little experience he found work at Elizabeth Arden in New York and worked there until the late '50s when he moved to L.A. to work at Saks Fifth Avenue. Masters subsequently worked for Monroe. Others liked his work and Masters was soon one of Hollywood's most popular hair and makeup men. Masters gained national fame in 1966 when he performed a makeover on Lynda Bird Johnson, the daughter of President Lyndon B. Johnson, for her appearance at that year's Oscars. Some of Marshall's other famous clients included Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Marlene Dietrich, Mae West, and Judy Garland. In 1982, Masters again gained fame for helping to convincingly transform Dustin Hoffman into a woman in Tootsie (1982). As a way of sharing his years of experience with the cosmetic arts, Marshall penned The Masters Way to Beauty.

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