Travilla, William

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Travilla, William Gender: M
William Jack Travilla
born on 22 March 1920 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Shaw, Victoria
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 02°02' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 04°46 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 23°56'

William Travilla (1968)


American Oscar-winning Hollywood fashion designer, known for designing costumes for Marilyn Monroe in eight of her films. Travilla created one of the most famous costumes in all of film – the pleated ivory cocktail dress Monroe wore in the 1955 film "The Seven Year Itch." Monroe is wearing it while standing on a New York City Subway ventilation grate; the dress rises up around her as a train passes below ground.

Travilla shot to fame with top clients at MGM, creating clothes that gave the illusion of perfection to the form of the gorgeous women whom he dressed. He won the Oscar in 1949 for "Adventures of Don Juan" and two Emmy awards in 1980 and 1985 for TV specials.

Travilla left the movies on a hiatus to design for posh stores such as Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. He was lured back to screen design for a TV movie on the life of Jackie Kennedy in 1981. By 1984 he was designing costumes for "Dallas" and "Knots Landing."

Travilla died of lung cancer on 2 November 1990 in Los Angeles, California at age 70.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Death by Disease 2 November 1990 (Lung cancer, age 70)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate and upgraded rating to BC/BR in hand. Previously this entry had same data: Victoria Shaw quotes him. Frank C. Clifford quotes B.C. for same, son of Jack Travilla and Bessie Louise Snyder.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Terminal lung cancer)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One daughter)
  • Vocation : Beauty : Designer/ Fashion (Courturier)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Production jobs
  • Notable : Awards : Emmy (1980 and 1985)
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar (1949)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection