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Edith Head's Death

Born (Birthday) October 28, 1899

Death Date October 24, 1981

Age of Death 81 years

Cause of Death Myelofibrosis

Profession Fashion Designer

The fashion designer Edith Head died at the age of 81. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

She is the first woman to have won eight Academy Awards for her costume designs.

She was married to her first husband, Wiard Ihnen, until his death in 1979.



“Your dresses should be tight enough to show you’re a woman and loose enough to show you’re a lady.” (Edith Head)


“Fashion is a language. Some know it, some learn it, some never will – like an instinct.” (Edith Head)


“Some people need sequins, others don’t.” (Edith Head)


“I’ve dressed thousands of actors, actresses and animals, but whenever I am asked which star is my personal favorite, I answer, ‘Grace Kelly.’ She is a charming lady, a most gifted actress and, to me, a valued friend.” (Edith Head)


“Many faux pas of fashion can be avoided if you curb your instinctive desire to buy things with your heart instead of your head.” (Edith Head)