Oscar-winning makeup artist known for his work on "The Wizard of Oz," "Singin' in the Rain," and other popular films.
He received on-the-job training from the legendary makeup artist Jack Dawn at Twentieth Century Pictures.
He grew up in Jacksonville, Florida. He dropped out of school to support his family. He was married to actress Donna Reed.
He received the first-ever Academy Award in the category of makeup for his work on the film "7 Faces of Dr. Lao," which starred Tony Randall.