Edith Head

1897 - 1981

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Edith Head (October 28, 1897 – October 24, 1981) was an American costume designer who won a record eight Academy Awards for Best Costume Design between 1949 and 1973, making her the most awarded woman in the Academy's History. Born and raised in California, Head started her career as a Spanish teacher, but was interested in design. After studying at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles, Head was hired as a costume sketch artist at Paramount Pictures in 1923. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edith Head has received more than 1,380,285 page views. Her biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Edith Head is the 6,307th most popular politician (up from 9,216th in 2019), the 2,204th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,273rd in 2019) and the 134th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Edith Head ranks 6,307 out of 15,710Before her are Henri d'Orléans, Duke of Aumale, Vladimir of Bulgaria, Chimalpopoca, Abdel Hakim Amer, Yehuda Ashlag, and Armando Guebuza. After her are Jehan Sadat, Ashikaga Yoshimasa, Ferdinand, Prince of Asturias, Johannes Schober, Horst Seehofer, and Eleanor of Castile.

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Among people born in 1897, Edith Head ranks 95Before her are Lester B. Pearson, Eddie Eagan, Shoghi Effendi, Carl Oberg, Manuel Ávila Camacho, and Mukhtar Auezov. After her are Otto Dietrich, Joseph Darnand, Chen Cheng, Vaso Čubrilović, Bernard Lyot, and Einar Gerhardsen. Among people deceased in 1981, Edith Head ranks 55Before her are Mao Dun, Josep Pla, Stefan Wyszyński, Albert Cohen, Muhammad Husayn Tabatabai, and Rómulo Betancourt. After her are Lotte Reiniger, Natalia Pavlovna Paley, Melvyn Douglas, Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, Christy Brown, and Yakov Pavlov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edith Head ranks 2,204 out of 15,968Before her are Yaphet Kotto (1939), Joe Lynn Turner (1951), Gary Ridgway (1949), Betty Friedan (1921), Douglas Osheroff (1945), and Irvin Kershner (1923). After her are Daniel Ellsberg (1931), J. C. R. Licklider (1915), Jon Favreau (1966), Edward Witten (1951), Peter Bogdanovich (1939), and John Cusack (1966).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Edith Head ranks 134Before her are Kamehameha II (1797), Paul Wolfowitz (1943), Ron Paul (1935), Prescott Bush (1895), Alben W. Barkley (1877), and Jack Kemp (1935). After her are Leland Stanford (1824), Charles Joseph Bonaparte (1851), Oliver Winchester (1810), Jay Rockefeller (1937), Maxwell D. Taylor (1901), and George Wallace (1919).