Ruth Morley

Costume designer
Renowned costume designer for film, theater, TV and opera who began her career designing costumes for the 1951 stage production of "Billy Budd" while also serving as designer for the New York City Opera's 1951-52 ... Read more »
Born: 11/19/1925 in Austria

Filmography

Wardrobe, Hair & Makeup (40)

A Marriage: Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Costume Consultant

The Prince of Tides 1991 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Ghost 1990 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Parenthood 1989 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

See No Evil, Hear No Evil 1989 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Dream Team 1989 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Winter People 1989 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Hello, Again 1987 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Money Pit 1986 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Grace Quigley 1985 (Movie)

(Costumes)

Key Exchange 1985 (Movie)

(Costume Consultant)

Hammett 1982 (Movie)

(Costumes)

I Ought to Be in Pictures 1982 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Tootsie 1982 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

One From the Heart 1981 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Little Miss Marker 1980 (Movie)

(Costumes)

Mayflower: The Pilgrim's Adventure 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Costume Designer

The Chosen 1980 (Movie)

(Costumes)

Kramer vs. Kramer 1979 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Slow Dancing in the Big City 1978 (Movie)

(Costumes)

Superman 1978 (Movie)

costume design (Costume Designer)

The Brink's Job 1978 (Movie)

(Costumes)

Annie Hall 1977 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Taxi Driver 1976 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Hot Rock 1971 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Diary of a Mad Housewife 1970 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Brotherhood 1968 (Movie)

costume design (Costume Designer)

A Thousand Clowns 1964 (Movie)

costume design (Costume Designer)

A Thousand Clowns 1964 (Movie)

(Makeup)

Lilith 1964 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Connection 1962 (Movie)

(Costumes)

The Hustler 1961 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Miracle Worker 1961 (Movie)

costume design (Costume Designer)

The Young Doctors 1961 (Movie)

costume design (Costume Designer)

Never Love a Stranger 1958 (Movie)

costume design (Costume Designer)

Death of a Salesman (TV Show)

Costume Designer

Mussolini: The Untold Story (TV Show)

Costumes

The Life and Assassination of the Kingfish (TV Show)

Costume Designer

The Lost Honor of Kathryn Beck (TV Show)

Costumes

Biography

Renowned costume designer for film, theater, TV and opera who began her career designing costumes for the 1951 stage production of "Billy Budd" while also serving as designer for the New York City Opera's 1951-52 season. Noted for her period designs and Oscar-nominated for "The Miracle Worker" (1962), Morley was also adept at creating natural contemporary styles for such films as "Taxi Driver" (1976), "Kramer vs. Kramer" (1979) and was brought to widespread public attention for Diane Keaton's baggy outfits in "Annie Hall" (1977). Her Broadway designs include "A Thousand Clowns", "Toys in the Attic", "Inherit the Wind", and "Take a Giant Step".

Relationships

Emily Hacker

Daughter

Melissa Hacker

Daughter
making a documentary about mother's experiences during WWII

Milestones

1958

First film credit, "Never Love a Stranger"

1951

First opera costume design for New York City Opera's 1951-52 season

1951

Began career designing costumes for Broadway production of "Billy Budd"

Came to US during WWII

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