won the Academy Award for her costume designs for Anthony Minghella
's The English Patient. She reunited with Anthony Minghella on The Talented Mr. Ripley, garnering an Oscar nomination, and was recently nominated again for her work on The Hours. Among her many films are Klute, The Day of the Locust (for which she won a British Academy Award in l975), The Goodbye Girl, Coming Home, Hair, Dressed to Kill, The World According to Garp, Places in the Heart, Sweet Dreams, Working Girl, Regarding Henry, Pacific Heights, Wolf, Just Cause, Sabrina, The Bird Cage, In and Out, Primary Colors, Random Hearts, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Finding Forrester, Changing Lanes, Signs, Adaptation and The Hours.
One of the most sought-after costume designers in the entertainment industry, Ann Roth began her theatrical career as a scenery painter for the Pittsburgh Opera Company. She soon moved to New York, and assisted such costume designers as Irene Sharaff and Miles White. Among her Broadway credits are Purlie, The Women, Play it Again, Sam, They're Playing Our Song, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, The Odd Couple, The House of Blue Leaves, Hurlyburly, The Real Thing, and The Tale of the Allergist's Wife. She received Tony Award nominations for The Crucifer of Blood, The Royal Family, and Present Laughter. Her first motion picture was The World of Henry Orient in 1964, and her first solo film credit was Midnight Cowboy in l969. In 2000, she received the Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
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