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Dick Smith
Richard Emerson Smith.jpg
Richard Emerson Smith in 2009
Born (1922-06-26)June 26, 1922
Died July 30, 2014(2014-07-30) (aged 92)
Occupation makeup artist
Years active 1948–99
Spouse(s)
Jocelyn De Rosa (m. 1944–2014)
Children 2

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.

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.


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