Costume designer Patricia Norris dies
07 March 2015, Nirapad News: Oscar-nominated costume designer Patricia Norris has died. She was 83.
Norris, who frequently worked with directors David Lynch and Mel Brooks, passed away on February 20, reported Variety.
She earned six Academy Award nominations for Best Costume Design throughout her storied career, including nods for films ‘Sunset’, ‘2010’, ‘Victor’, ‘Victoria’, ‘Lynch’s The Elephant Man’, ‘Days of Heaven’, and last year’s ’12 Years a Slave’.
Under Lynch, Norris served as both a production and costume designer, on films including ‘Wild At Heart’ and ‘Lost Highway’.
She also earned an Outstanding Costume Design Emmy award for the pilot of Lynch’s cult TV drama, ‘Twin Peaks’.
Norris collaborated with veteran entertainer Brooks on three of his films, including ‘Silent Movie’, ‘High Anxiety’ and ‘History of the World: Part I’.
Her other credits include ‘Scarface’, ‘The Candidate’, ‘Killing Them Softly’, ‘The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford’ and ‘The Singing Detective’.
Norris was feted with a lifetime achievement award from the Costume Designers Guild in 2007 and the Art Directors Guild in 2011, making her the only person to receive the top honour from both organisations.