Orry-Kelly
Date of Birth
Dec 31, 1897
Birth Place:
Kiama, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

Costume designer Walter Plunkett, one of the best in the business, once referred to his colleague Orry-Kelly as "the greatest of all Hollywood designers." Born John Orry Kelly, he studied for an art career in Australia, then moved to New York in 1923, in hopes of becoming an actor. When this didn't pan out, he painted murals, drew illustrated subtitles for Fox Film Studios, and designed costumes...