Eddie Marks, a member of the costume division on such movies as The Breakfast Membership, The Witches of Eastwick and Indiana Jones and the Final Campaign, and the president of the Western Costume Firm since 1992, has died. He was 76.
Marks died Monday of pure causes throughout a go to to Prague, a spokesman for the corporate advised The Hollywood Reporter.
Marks joined Western Costume in 1989 as a vp and have become president three years later. He helped steer the corporate from a cramped Melrose Avenue warehouse close to the Paramount lot to a hangar-sized constructing on Vanowen Road in North Hollywood in 1990.
Western Costume was based someday between 1912 and 1915 and has been among the many world’s largest suppliers of costumes ever since. “What makes us stand out from our opponents is that, during the last 30 years, I’ve purchased 11 firms that had been costume rental firms,” Marks advised THR in a 2019 profile of Western Costume.
The corporate has been closed due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes since July 14.
Edward Howard Marks was born on July 1, 1947, in Bayonne, New Jersey. His household moved to Los Angeles in 1952, and his father, Lambert Marks, labored within the wardrobe division on such movies as Some Got here Operating (1958), Level Clean (1968) and Alice Doesn’t Reside Right here Anymore (1974).
Eddie Marks began his personal profession within the mailroom of MGM Studios in 1965. He gravitated to costuming, together with his duties together with sizing and serving to with fittings, and labored with Elvis Presley on Lady Comfortable (1965), Spinout (1966) and Keep Away, Joe (1968).
He left MGM to freelance and was the costume supervisor on the 1972-77 ABC crime drama The Streets of San Francisco.
In 1988, he shared an Emmy for excellent achievement in costuming for a miniseries or a particular for his work on Shakedown on Sundown Strip, a CBS telefilm.
His different credit included The China Syndrome (1979), Melvin and Howard (1980), Revenge of the Nerds (1984), The Golden Baby (1986), Lifeless Poets Society (1989), Nationwide Lampoon’s Christmas Trip (1989) and Postcards From the Edge (1990).
Survivors embrace his spouse, Debby; sons Branden — a fancy dress supervisor on the CBS collection S.W.A.T. and a costumer on a number of Marvel movies — and Garret; grandson Aiden; and siblings Sanford and Wendy.
“Eddie was tightly woven into the material of the costume business and supported so many aspiring costumers as they launched their careers,” Western Costume mentioned in an announcement. “He can be dearly missed by all who knew him.”