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Tony Duquette

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Birthday
6, 1914
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Sep 9, 1999 (85)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
6, 1914
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Sep 9, 1999 (85)

About

Acclaimed Hollywood designer who created numerous sets and costumes over the course of his fifty-year career. Much of his artwork was destroyed in a 1989 fire.

Before Fame

He graduated from the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles and worked for a time as a designer at Bullock's department store.

Trivia

He worked as an interior decorator in the homes of Mary Pickford, Buck Rogers, J. Paul Getty, and Elizabeth Arden.

Family Life

He was raised in Los Angeles during the winter and Three Rivers, Michigan, during the other seasons. His wife Elizabeth Johnstone was an artist in her own right and a frequent contributor to Duquette's work.

Associated With

He created sets and costumes for the 1945 MGM film "Ziegfeld Follies," which starred Fred Astaire and Lucille Ball.