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Walter 'Wally' James Westmore (February 13, 1906 – July 3, 1973) was a
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s. Westmore was one of six brothers; all became notable film make-up artists. They were Monte, Perc, Ern, Wally,
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. Wally Westmore's career began with the highly successful '' Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde'' (1931) in which the transition of
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from Jekyll to Hyde was considered groundbreaking in the field of film make-up. He eventually went on to work on more than 300 films, mostly for
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Filmography

Some of his more notable films include: *'' Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde'' (1931) *'' Island of Lost Souls'' (1932) *'' North West Mounted Police'' (1940) *''
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Five Graves to Cairo ''Five Graves to Cairo'' is a 1943 war film directed by Billy Wilder and starring Franchot Tone and Anne Baxter. Set in World War II, it is one of a number of films based on Lajos Bíró's 1917 play ''Hotel Imperial: Színmű négy felvonásban' ...
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'' (1947) *''My Favorite Brunette'' (1947) *''The Perils of Pauline (1947 film), ''The Perils of Pauline'' (1947 film)'' (1947) *''Desert Fury'' (1947) *''Unconquered (1947 film), Unconquered'' (1947) *''Road to Rio'' (1947) *''The Big Clock (film), The Big Clock'' (1948) *''The Emperor Waltz'' (1948) *''A Foreign Affair'' (1948) *''Sorry, Wrong Number'' (1948) *''Whispering Smith'' (1948) *''The Paleface (1948 film), The Paleface'' (1948) *''A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949 film), A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court'' (1949) *''Streets of Laredo (film), ''Streets of Laredo'' (film)'' (1949) *''The Heiress'' (1949) *''Sorrowful Jones'' (1949) *''Samson and Delilah (1949 film), Samson and Delilah'' (1949) *’’Branded (1950 film), Branded’’ (1950) *''The File on Thelma Jordon'' (1950) *''Sunset Boulevard (1950 film), Sunset Boulevard'' (1950) *''Union Station (film), ''Union Station'' (film)'' (1950) *''A Place in the Sun (1951 film), A Place in the Sun'' (1951) *''Here Comes the Groom'' (1951) *''Red Mountain (film), Red Mountain'' (1952) *''My Favorite Spy'' (1951) *''The Greatest Show on Earth (film), The Greatest Show on Earth'' (1952) *''Denver and Rio Grande (film), Denver and Rio Grande'' (1952) *''Carrie (1952 film), ''Carrie'' (1952 film)'' (1952) *''Son of Paleface'' (1952) *''Just for You (1952 film), ''Just for You'' (1952 film)'' (1952) *''Road to Bali'' (1952) *''Come Back, Little Sheba (1952 film), Come Back, Little Sheba'' (1952) *''The War of the Worlds (1953 film), The War of the Worlds'' (1953) *''Shane (film), Shane'' (1953) *''Stalag 17'' (1953) *''Arrowhead (1953 film), ''Arrowhead'' (1953 film)'' (1953) *''The Caddy'' (1953) *''Roman Holiday (1953 film), Roman Holiday'' (1953) *''Red Garters (film), ''Red Garters'' (film)'' (1954) *''The Naked Jungle'' (1954) *''Elephant Walk'' (1954) *''Rear Window'' (1954) *''Sabrina (1954 film), Sabrina'' (1954) *''To Catch a Thief (film), To Catch a Thief'' (1955) *''The Trouble with Harry'' (1955) *''The Rose Tattoo (film), The Rose Tattoo'' (1955) *''The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956 film), The Man Who Knew Too Much'' (1956) *''The Proud and Profane'' (1956) *''The Ten Commandments (1956 film), The Ten Commandments'' (1956) *''The Rainmaker (1956 film), The Rainmaker'' (1956) *''Funny Face'' (1957) *''Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (film), Gunfight at the O.K. Corral'' (1957) *''Loving You (1957 film), Loving you'' (1957) *''The Tin Star'' (1957) *''Desire Under the Elms (film), Desire Under the Elms'' (1958) *''Teacher's Pet (1958 film), Teacher's Pet'' (1958) *''Vertigo (film), Vertigo'' (1958) *''King Creole'' (1958) *''The Space Children'' (1958)Warren, Bill (1986). "Keep Watching The Skies Volume 2". McFarland & Co., Inc. . Page 766 *''The Five Pennies'' (1959) *''That Kind of Woman'' (1959) *''Career (1959 film), Career'' (1959) *''Li'l Abner (1959 film), Li'l Abner'' (1959) *''Visit to a Small Planet'' (1960) *''One-Eyed Jacks'' (1961) *''The Ladies' Man' (1961) *''Breakfast at Tiffany's (film), Breakfast at Tiffany's'' (1961) *''Summer and Smoke (film), Summer and Smoke'' (1961) *''The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance'' (1962) *''Hud (1963 film), Hud'' (1963) *''Love with the Proper Stranger'' (1963) *''Barefoot in the Park (film), Barefoot in the Park'' (1967) *''The Odd Couple (film), The Odd Couple'' (1968)


See also

*Westmore family


References


External links

* 1906 births 1973 deaths British make-up artists Burials at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale) Westmore family, Wally {{US-film-bio-stub