Albert Wolsky Pics and Bio

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Albert Wolsky is a French-born American costume designer who's worked both in Hollywood films and on the Broadway stage. Some of his most successful movies include Grease and All That Jazz -- the latter winning Wolsky his first Academy Award. He won a second Oscar for his work on the film Bugsy.

Wolsky dressed Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio in Revolutionary Road (Kickshawproductions.com)
He told the website ICGmagazine.com of his job as a costume designer, "My job is to translate what’s described on the page into a visual image, just like the cinematographer or the production designer. It’s to capture the essence of the characters and story, and to reflect the social, cultural, and economic layers, and that’s easier with a period film because you have the luxury of looking back at something that’s frozen in time. In a modern film the clothes are so common and familiar, it can be difficult to define things."

Wolsky's long-term partner was the late actor James Mitchell, who was a star on the soap opera All My Children. Mitchell died on January 22, 2010, and it was Wolsky who announced his passing.

More pictures of Albert Wolsky (click any photo):
  • Albert Wolsky in Hollywood Life's Behind The Camera Awards - Show
  • Albert Wolsky in Hollywood Life's Behind The Camera Awards - Show
  • Albert Wolsky in Hollywood Life's Behind The Camera Awards - Show
  • Albert Wolsky in Hollywood Life's Behind The Camera Awards - Show
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