Monday, June 17, 2013

RIP Grady Hunt


Grady Hunt Dead; Designed Costumes for Fantasy Island
 
Nine-time Emmy nominated costume designer Grady Hunt died May 5 in Hollywood. He was 91.
 
Born on May 16, 1921 in Lone Oak, Texas, the costumer began his career — after serving in the Navy during WWII — by opening a couture shop called Gradis in Dallas, Texas. After moving to Los Angeles in the 1950s, his first project was designing costumes for then-theater director Aaron Spelling.
 
Hunt was a costumer for Columbia Pictures for 15 years, and is most remembered for his work on “The Milton Berle Show,” “Saturday Night Review” and the “Colgate Comedy Hour” as well as styling such stars as Anne Baxter, Joan Crawford, Eartha Kitt, Ruta Lee and Donna Wynter.
 
His Emmy-nominated work included “Fantasy Island,” “The Dream Merchants” (1980), “Belulah Land” (1981), “Ziegfield: The Man and His Women” (1978), “Quark” (1978), “The Quest” (1977), “The Snoop Sisters “ (1974) and “Columbo: Dagger of the Mind” (1973).
 
Hunt’s partner of 54 years, Emmy-award winning costume designer William L. “Bill” Jobe, died in 1997. He is survived by his sister Dorothea Lawson.

 
HUNT, Grady
Born: 5/16/1921, Lone Oak, Texas, U.S.A.
Died: 5/5/2013, Hollywood, California, U.S.A.
 
Grady Hunt’s westerns – costumes, costume supervisor, costume designer:
The Shakiest Gun in the West – 1968 [costume designer]
The Virginian (TV) – 1970 [costume supervisor]
Alias Smith and Jones (TV) – 1971 [costume designer]
One More Train to Rob – 1971 [costume designer]
The Devil and Miss Sarah (TV) – 1971 [costume designer]
Hec Ramsey (TV) – 1973-1974 [costume designer]
Virgin Cowboy – 1975 [costumes]
The Quest: The Longest Drive (TV) – 1976 [costume designer]
Banjo Hackett: Roamin’ Free (TV) – 1976 [costume designer]
The Quest (TV) – 1976 [costume designer]
Go West, Young Girl (TV) – 1978 [costume designer]
The Legend of the Golden Gun (TV) – 1979 [costume designer]
The Shadow Riders (TV) – 1982 [costume designer]

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