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George Westmore (27 June 1879, Isle of Wight, England – 12 July 1931, Hollywood, California) was a hairdresser who emigrated to the United States with his family, several of whom became prominent in Hollywood. Specializing in wig-making, and later make-up, he is known for establishing the first movie make-up department (1917).

Westmore was married to Ada Savage from 1901 to her death in 1924. He later married Anita Salazar.

In 1931, he killed himself via mercury poisoning.

Partial filmography

  • The Black Pirate (1926, Parker)
  • Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925, Niblo)
  • Don Q Son of Zorro (1925, Crisp)
  • The Thief of Bagdad (1924, Berger/Powell)
  • Secrets (1924, Borzage)
  • Robin Hood (1922, Dwan)
  • The Three Musketeers (1921, Niblo)
  • The Education of Elizabeth (1921, Dillon)

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