Richard Avedon (1923–2004)


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Richard Avedon was born on May 15, 1923 in New York City, New York, USA as Richard C. Avedon. He is known for his work on Funny Face (1957), Chanel No. 5: Tomorrow's Woman (1966) and Gilda Live (1980). He was married to Evelyn Franklin and Doe Avedon. He died on October 1, 2004 in San Antonio, Texas, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Funny Face Miscellaneous Crew
(1957)
Gilda Live Camera and Electrical Department
(1980)
(1966)

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 2017 Agnelli (Documentary) (photo credits)
 2013 Cracked (TV Series) (cover photograph - 1 episode)
- The Price (2013) ... (cover photograph: Vogue April 1986)
 2000 Cinéma Vérité: Defining the Moment (Documentary) (photo supplier)
 1995 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (photos - 1 episode)
- Richard Avedon: Darkness and Light (1995) ... (photos)
 1957 Funny Face (main title backgrounds) / (special visual consultant)
 1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (production creator - 1 episode)
- Judy Garland Musical Special (1956) ... (production creator)
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Other Works:

Shot photos for Revlon's "Most Unforgettable Women in the World" advertisements.

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 5 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth. See more »

Trivia:

The character played by Fred Astaire in Funny Face (1957) is based on him. In fact, it is Avedon who set up most of the photography for the film, including the famous face portrait of Audrey Hepburn unveiled during the dark room sequence. The ditsy role of Marion was played by Dovima, one of the top fashion models of the day, who often worked with Avedon. See more »

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