Dick Smith (make-up artist)

American make-up artist

Richard Emerson "Dick" Smith (June 26, 1922 - July 30, 2014) was an American special effects make-up artist (nicknamed "The Godfather of Make-Up"). He was known for his work on such movies as Little Big Man, The Godfather, The Exorcist, Taxi Driver, and Scanners.

Dick Smith
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Richard Emerson Smith in 2009
Born(1922-06-26)June 26, 1922
DiedJuly 30, 2014(2014-07-30) (aged 92)
Occupationmakeup artist
Years active1948–99
Jocelyn De Rosa (m. 1944–2014)

He won a 1985 Academy Award for Makeup for his work on Amadeus and received a 2012 Honorary Academy Award for his career's work.

Smith died from a long-illness at the age of 92.[1]


  1. "Movie makeup master Dick Smith dies at 92". USA Today.com. Retrieved July 31, 2014.

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