Wolsky, Albert 1930-

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Wolsky, Albert 1930-


Born November 24, 1930, in Paris, France. Education: City College of the City University of New York, graduated.


Contact—c/o Friedman and LaRosa, Inc., 747 Third Ave., New York, NY 10017-2803.


Costume designer. California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, guest artist and lecturer. Worked as a travel agent prior to 1960.


International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (member of board of governors).

Awards, Honors:

Emmy Award nomination, best costume design for a drama special, 1977, for "Beauty and the Beast," Hallmark Hall of Fame; Academy Award, best costume design, 1980, and Film Award nomination, best costume design for a film, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1981, both for All That Jazz; Academy Award nomination, best costume design, 1983, for Sophie's Choice; Academy Award nomination, best costume design, 1986, for The Journey of Natty Gann; Academy Award, best costume design, 1992, for Bugsy; Academy Award nomination, best costume design, Saturn Award nomination, best costumes, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, 1993, both for Toys; Lifetime Achievement Award, Costume Designers Guild, 1999; Saturn Award nomination, best costume design, Academy of Science Fiction, Horror, and Fantasy Films, 2000, for Galaxy Quest; Golden Satellite Award nomination, best costume design, International Press Academy, Costume Design Guild Award nomination, excellence in costume design for film—period/fantasy, 2003, both for Road to Perdition; Hollywood Film Award, costume designer of the year, 2004.


Film Costume Designer:

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Warner Bros./Seven Arts, 1968.

Popi, United Artists, 1969.

Lovers and Other Strangers, Cinerama, 1970.

Loving, Columbia, 1970.

Where's Poppa? (also known as Going Ape), United Artists, 1970.

Little Murders, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1971.

Born to Win (also known as Addict and Born to Lose), United Artists, 1971.

Lady Liberty (also known as La mortadella and The Sausage), United Artists, 1972.

The Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Paramount, 1972.

The Trial of the Catonsville Nine, Melville, 1972.

Up the Sandbox, National General, 1972.

Lenny, United Artists, 1974.

Harry and Tonto, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1974.

The Gambler, Paramount, 1974.

Next Stop, Greenwich Village, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1976.

Thieves, Paramount, 1977.

The Turning Point, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1977.

Fingers, Brut Productions, 1977.

An Unmarried Woman, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1978.

Grease, Paramount, 1978.

Moment by Moment, Universal, 1978.

Meteor, American International Pictures, 1979.

Manhattan, United Artists, 1979.

All That Jazz, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1979.

Willie and Phil, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980.

The Jazz Singer, AFD, 1980.

(Costumes for Ms. Van Devere) The Changeling (also known as L'enfant du diable), 1980.

(Barbra Streisand's costumes) All Night Long, Universal, 1981.

Paternity, Paramount, 1981.

Tempest, Columbia, 1982.

Still of the Night, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1982.

Sophie's Choice, Universal/AFD, 1982.

To Be or Not to Be, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983.

Star 80, Warner Bros., 1983.

Moscow on the Hudson, Columbia, 1984.

The Falcon and the Snowman, Orion, 1985.

The Journey of Natty Gann, Buena Vista, 1985.

Crimes of the Heart, DD Entertainment, 1986.

Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Buena Vista, 1986.

Legal Eagles, Universal, 1986.

Nadine, TriStar, 1987.

Moon over Parador, Universal, 1988.

Chances Are, TriStar, 1989.

Cookie, Warner Bros., 1989.

Enemies, a Love Story, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1989.

She-Devil, Orion, 1989.

Funny about Love, Paramount, 1990.

Bugsy, TriStar, 1991.

Scenes from a Mall, Buena Vista, 1991.

Toys, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992.

The Pickle (also known as The Adventures of the Flying Pickle), Columbia, 1993.

The Pelican Brief, Warner Bros., 1993.

Fatal Instinct, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1993.

Junior, Universal, 1994.

The Grass Harp, Fine Line Features, 1995.

Up Close and Personal, Buena Vista, 1996.

Striptease, Columbia, 1996.

Red Corner, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1997.

The Jackal (also known as Le chacal and Der schakal), Universal, 1997.

You've Got Mail, Warner Bros., 1998.

Runaway Bride, Paramount, 1999.

Galaxy Quest, DreamWorks Distribution, 1999.

Lucky Numbers (also known as Le bon numero), Paramount, 2000.

Road to Perdition, DreamWorks, 2002.

Maid in Manhattan (also known as Made in New York), Columbia, 2002.

The Manchurian Candidate, Paramount, 2004.

Jarhead (also known as Jarhead—willkommen im dreck), Universal, 2005.

Ask the Dust, Paramount Classics, 2006.

Across the Universe, Columbia, 2007.

Charlie Wilson's War, Universal, 2007.

Television Costume Designer; Movies:

A Hatful of Rain, 1968.

Television Costume Designer; Specials:

"Beauty and the Beast," Hallmark Hall of Fame, 1976.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Hollywood Fashion Machine, 1995.

The Making of "Road to Perdition," 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Road to Perdition," HBO First Look, HBO, 2002.

Stage Costume Designer:

Generation, Broadway production, 1964.

Your Own Thing, Orpheum Theatre, New York City, 1968-69.

Little Murders, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1969.

The White House Murder Case, Circle in the Square, 1970.

The Trial of the Catonsville Nine, Theatre at Good Shepherd-Faith Church, then Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1971.

The Sunshine Boys, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1972-73.

The Jockey Club Stakes, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1973.

All Over Town, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1974-75.

Hamlet, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1975.

27 Wagons Full of Cotton and A Memory of Two Mondays (double-bill), The Playhouse, New York City, 1976.

Sly Fox, Broadhurst Theatre, 1976-77.

Wine Untouched, Harold Clurman Theatre, New York City, 1979.

Tricks of the Trade, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1980.

Wally's Cafe, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 1981.

One More Song/One More Dance, Joyce Theatre, New York City, 1983.

Ann ReinkingMusic Moves Me, Joyce Theatre, 1984-85.

Oliver Oliver, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1985.

Sly Fox, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 2004.

Stage Work; Other:

Assistant to Miss Roth, A Case of Libel, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1963-64.

Supervisor of men's costumes, The Chinese Prime Minister, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1964.

Assistant to Miss Zipprodt, Fiddler on the Roof, Imperial Theatre, New York City, 1964-67, then Majestic Theatre, 1967-70, Broadway Theatre, 1970-72.

Assistant to Ann Roth, The Odd Couple, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1965-66, then Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1966-67.

Assistant to Mr. Wittop, I Do! I Do!, 46th Street Theatre, New York City, 1966-68.

Assistant to Theoni Aldredge, Illya Darling, Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, 1967-68.

Began career as assistant for Helene Pons during the original Broadway production of Camelot.

Major Tours (As Costume Designer):

Generation, U.S. cities, 1966-67.

Your Own Thing, U.S. cities, 1968-70.

The Sunshine Boys, U.S. cities, 1973-75.

All Over Town, U.S. cities, 1975.