Bob Mackie

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Robert Gordon Mackie
  • Birth Place: Monterey Park, California, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/24/1940, Aries
  • Profession: Costume designer
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Bob Mackie Fast Facts:
  • While working at Paramount Studio in 1961, he was discovered by legendary costume designer Edith Head.
  • In 1967, he and longtime companion Ray Aghayan shared the first Emmy awarded for costume design, for the TV-movie Alice Through the Looking Glass.
  • Was costume designer for the entire 11-year run of The Carol Burnett Show.
  • Designed the curtain dress ("I saw it in the window and couldn't resist") worn by Carol Burnett on her variety series' memorable Gone With the Wind spoof, "Went With the Wind."
  • Inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2002.
  • Has designed dresses for collector edition Barbie dolls, and in 2009 did the 50th Anniversary Legacy Barbie.
  • Designed costumes for singer Pink's 2009 "Funhouse" tour.
  • Is the subject of Frank DeCaro's 2001 book Unmistakably Mackie.
  • His design drawings for a number of Las Vegas productions are viewable at the UNLV Libraries Digital Collections.
  • Bob Mackie Relationships:
  • Robert Gordon Mackie Jr. - Son
  • Ray Aghayan - Significant Other
  • Lulu Porter - Ex-wife
  • Bob Mackie Awards:
  • 1988 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement - Special Events - Nominee
  • 1997 Emmy: Outstanding Costume Design for a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
  • 1991 Emmy: Outstanding Costume Design for a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 1990 Emmy: Outstanding Costume Design for a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 1967 Emmy: Individual Achievements in Art Direction and Allied Crafts - Winner
  • 1994 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Costume Design for a Miniseries or a Special - Nominee
  • 1998 Emmy: Outstanding Costume Design for a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 1991 Emmy: Outstanding Costume Design for a Variety or Music Program - Winner
  • 1966 Emmy: Individual Achievements in Art Direction and Allied Crafts - Nominee
  • 1992 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Costume Design for a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Costumes for a Variety or Music Program - Winner
  • 1995 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Costume Design for a Variety or Music Program - Winner
  • 1981 Oscar: Best Achievement in Costume Design - Nominee
  • 1979 Emmy: Outstanding Costume Design for a Limited Series or a Special - Nominee
  • 1975 Emmy: Outstanding Achievement In Costume Design - Nominee
  • 1970 Emmy: Outstanding Achievement In Costume Design - Winner
  • 1977 Emmy: Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design for Music-Variety - Nominee
  • 1987 Emmy: Outstanding Costume Design for a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
  • 1976 Emmy: Outstanding Achievement In Costume Design - Nominee
  • 1972 Emmy: Outstanding Achievement In Costume Design - Nominee
  • 1983 Emmy: Outstanding Costume Design for a Series - Nominee
  • 1972 Oscar: Best Achievement in Costume Design - Nominee
  • 2006 Emmy: Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie, or Special - Nominee
  • 1987 Emmy: Outstanding Costume Design for a Series - Nominee
  • 1986 Emmy: Outstanding Costume Design for a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 1980 Emmy: Outstanding Costume Design for a Limited Series or a Special - Nominee
  • 1978 Emmy: Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design for Music-Variety - Winner
  • 1976 Emmy: Outstanding Achievement In Costume Design - Winner
  • 1974 Emmy: Outstanding Achievement In Costume Design - Nominee
  • 1984 Emmy: Outstanding Costume Design for a Series - Winner
  • 1993 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Costume Design for a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 2000 Emmy: Outstanding Costumes for a Variety or Music Program - Winner
  • 1975 Oscar: Best Achievement in Costume Design - Nominee
  • 1969 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement in the Visual Arts - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Pasadena City College, Pasadena, California, United States; attended Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles, California, United States Pasadena City College, Pasadena, California, United States

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