Los Angeles Times
December 17, 2016
February 18, 1931 - December 15, 2016 Born in Philadelphia to Louis and Anna Mittelman, joining brother Bert in the family, who moved to Los Angeles when she was a toddler. She graduated Fairfax High School and Chouinard Art Institute. Mina began her career at Western Costume Company, under the tutelage of Al Nichols, and worked with some of the most illustrious costume designers of the 1960s. She was a stickler for details, and was nominated twice for Costume Design and four times for costuming.
She was devoted dual cardholder of IATSE locals 705 and 892. She was married to noted cinematographer Chuck Short (1919-2002). She was an original, true to herself and others, and followed her childhood dream of designing for the movies. She is survived by Chuck's daughter Sandra, and the beautiful costumes she imagines which are still captured on film. The family would like to thank Keisha Hart, her caregiver, for the constant love and caring that she bestowed upon Mina during her last days. Mina also leaves dear friends Pat Welsh and Sue Crausman, with whom she shared a 71 year friendship. Services Sunday, December 18. At Mt. Sinai Cemetery at 10 a.m. Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills. 800.600.0076.
Born: 2/18/1931, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Died: 12/15/2016, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Mina Mittelman’s westerns – costume designer, costumer:
The Last Day (TV) – 1975 [costumer]
Barbary Coast (TV) – 1975-1976 [costumer]
Kenny Rogers as the Gambler: The Adventure Continues (TV) – 1983 [costume designer]