Veteran costume designer Theadora Van Runkle has died at the age of 83. Best known for her Oscar-nominated work on ‘Bonnie and Clyde,’ Van Runkle got her start as a sketch artist for award-winning designer Dorothy Jeakins (‘The Sound of Music, ‘The Ten Commandments’), and would later be recommended for the ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ job by Jeakins herself. Her costumes for Faye Dunaway and Warren Beaty in the film became iconic, cementing Van Runkle as one of the premiere designers in the business. She would later receive Oscar nominations for ‘The Godfather Part II’ and ‘Peggy Sue Got Married.’
According to the Costume Designers Guild, Van Runkle died this past Friday of lung cancer. She is survived by her son Max, her daughter Felicity and her grandson Teo.
[via LA Times]
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