Skip to comments.Oscar honors makeup master Dick Smith
Posted on 11/13/2011 5:39:43 PM PST by FarmerVincent
Dick Smith applies makeup to Marlon Brando for his performance as Don Vito Corleone in "The Godfather" (1972).
Smith, one of the first makeup artists to win an Academy Award when the category of Best Makeup was introduced 30 years ago, has been a leading practitioner of his craft since joining NBC Television in 1945 as its first staff makeup artist. His experience in live television, and his mastery of old age makeups, led to a remarkable film career that includes such outstanding work as "The Godfather," "The Exorcist," "Little Big Man," and his Academy Award-winning old-age makeup designs on "Amadeus."
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present an Honorary Oscar to Smith at the Academy's 3rd Annual Governors Awards dinner, on Saturday, November 12, 2011, in Los Angeles.
By CBSNews.com producer David Morgan
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