Furse, Margaret (1911–1974)

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Furse, Margaret (1911–1974)

British costume designer for films. Born in 1911; died of cancer, July 7, 1974, at her home in London, England; studied at Central School of Art under Jeanetta Cochrane; m. Roger Furse (artist and set designer); m. editor-critic Stephen Watts.

Began career at Gaumont-British Studios as an assistant designer; credits include such films as The Mudlark (1950), Becket (1963), The Lion in Winter (1967), Scrooge (1970), and Mary, Queen of Scots (1971), all of which were nominated for an Academy Award; received an Oscar for Anne of the Thousand Days (1969); also designed Oliver Twist (1948), The Spanish Gardener (1956), (with Olga Lehmann) Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958), Kidnapped (1960), Sons and Lovers (1960), The Prince and the Pauper (1962), A Shot in the Dark (1964), Young Cassidy (1964), The Three Lives of Thomasina (1964), Cast a Giant Shadow (1965) and A Delicate Balance (1973).