Matera, Barbara (1929–2001)

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Matera, Barbara (1929–2001)

English-born costumer and costume designer. Born Barbara Gray, July 16, 1929, in Hythe, Kent, England; died Sept 13, 2001, in New York, NY; m. Arthur Matera.

Costumer for New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Metropolitan Opera, Broadway and film, moved to US (1960); with husband, founded Barbara Matera Ltd. (1968); produced costumes for such films as The Great Gatsby, Death on the Nile, The Age of Innocence, Moonstruck and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom; on Broadway, outfitted over 100 shows, including Follies, A Chorus Line, A Little Night Music, La Cage aux Folles, Dreamgirls, Sunday in the Park with George, The Lion King, and Angels in America.

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