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Full nameRichard Emerson Smith
Birth placeLarchmont, New York, USA
Birth dateJune 26, 1922
Age94 years, 10 month, 28 days
Star signCancer
Height5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Dick Smith was born on June 26, 1922 in Larchmont, New York, USA as Richard Emerson Smith. He is known for his work on The Godfather (1972), The Godfather: Part II (1974) and Taxi Driver (1976). He was married to Jocelyn DeRosa. He died on July 30, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, USA.


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Make Up Department

Make Up Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
House on Haunted Hill1999special makeup effects design
Betrayal of the Dove1993assistant hair - as Richard Smith / assistant makeup - as Richard Smith
Forever Young1992special makeup effects artist
Death Becomes Her1992makeup designer
Golden Years1991TV Series special makeup effects consultant - 2 episodes
Monsters1988-1991TV Series special effects makeup consultant - 72 episodes
Tales from the Darkside: The Movie1990makeup effects consultant
Dad1989makeup artist: Jack Lemmon
Sûîto Homu1989special makeup effects
Everybody's All-American1988special makeup design
Poltergeist III1988special makeup consultant
North and South, Book II1986TV Mini-Series makeup artist - 1 episode
North and South1985TV Mini-Series special makeup effects artist: Abraham Lincoln makeup
Starman1984starman transformation
Amadeus1984makeup: old Salieri
Spasms1983special makeup effects artist
The Hunger1983makeup illusions
Ghost Story1981special makeup
The Fan1981special makeup effects
Nighthawks1981special makeup effects artist
Scanners1981special makeup effects consultant
Altered States1980special makeup
The Deer Hunter1978special makeup: Thailand
Exorcist II: The Heretic1977special makeup effects artist
The Sentinel1977special makeup
Marathon Man1976special makeup consultant
Harry S. Truman: Plain Speaking1976TV Movie makeup artist
Taxi Driver1976special makeup
The Sunshine Boys1975/Imakeup artist
The Stepford Wives1975makeup artist - uncredited
The Godfather: Part II1974makeup artist
The Exorcist1973makeup artist
The Godfather1972makeup
Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?1971makeup artist
Little Big Man1970makeup artist: Mr. Hoffman
House of Dark Shadows1970special makeup effects artist
Me, Natalie1969makeup artist
Midnight Cowboy1969makeup consultant
Arsenic and Old Lace1969TV Movie makeup artist
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde1968TV Movie makeup artist: Mr. Palance
Dark Shadows1967TV Series makeup artist - 3 episodes
Hal Holbrook: Mark Twain Tonight!1967TV Special documentary makeup artist
New York Television Theatre1966TV Series makeup artist - 2 episodes
Harvey Middleman, Fireman1965makeup artist
What a Way to Go!1964makeup artist - uncredited
The World of Henry Orient1964makeup artist
The Cardinal1963makeup artist
All the Way Home1963makeup
The Untouchables1962TV Series makeup artist - 1 episode
Requiem for a Heavyweight1962makeup artist - as Richard Smith
Golden Showcase1961TV Series special makeup effects artist - 1 episode
'Way OutTV Series makeup artist - 3 episodes, 1961 makeup designer - 1 episode, 1961 makeup creator - 1 episode, 1961
The DuPont Show of the MonthTV Series makeup artist - 2 episodes, 1959 - 1960 makeup creator - 1 episode, 1960
Miracle on 34th Street1959TV Movie makeup artist
The Moon and Sixpence1959TV Movie makeup artist
The Alligator People1959makeup artist
Music with Mary Martin1959TV Movie makeup artist
From Hell to Texas1958makeup artist - uncredited
The Flame Barrier1958makeup artist
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show1958TV Series makeup artist - 1 episode
Twelfth Night1957TV Movie makeup artist
General Motors 50th Anniversary Show1957TV Movie makeup artist
Robert Montgomery Presents1957TV Series makeup artist - 1 episode
The Lark1957TV Movie makeup artist
Alice in Wonderland1955TV Movie makeup artist
Kraft Theatre1952TV Series makeup artist - 1 episode
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse1949-1952TV Series makeup artist - 2 episodes
Fireside Theatre1951TV Series makeup artist - 1 episode
House of Strangers1949makeup artist - uncredited
Down to the Sea in Ships1949makeup artist - uncredited
The Iron Curtain1948makeup artist - uncredited
Great Catherine1948TV Movie makeup artist
Call Northside 7771948makeup artist - uncredited
Captain Eddie1945makeup artist - uncredited
The Cowboy and the Blonde1941makeup artist - uncredited

Special Effects

Special Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Spasms1983special effects
Me, Natalie1969special effects
Ice Palace1960special effects - uncredited

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unleashing the Beast: Making 'The Howling'2003Video documentary archival material
Other Voices: Creating 'The Terminator'2001Video documentary archive: archival artwork and photos
The Secrets of Dick Smith1991TV Short documentary source: photographs

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hallow2015in memory of
Making 'Taxi Driver'1999Video documentary special thanks
Aftermath1994Short thanks
Black Roses1988special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Starz Inside: Fantastic Flesh2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Creature People2007Video documentary shortHimself
Best Evidence2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Special Effects Makeup Artist
The Witch's Dungeon: 40 Years of Chills2006Video documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Making 'Taxi Driver'1999Video documentaryHimself - Special Make-Up
The Fear of God: 25 Years of 'The Exorcist'1998TV Movie documentaryHimself - Make-Up Artist
A Tribute to Dick Smith1998Video documentary shortHimself
Movie Magic1995TV Series documentaryHimself
The Secrets of Dick Smith1991TV Short documentaryHimself
The 57th Annual Academy Awards1985TV Special documentaryHimself - Winner: Best Makeup
The Mike Douglas Show1972TV SeriesHimself - Makeup Man

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 87th Annual Academy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Makeup Artist (In Memoriam)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Lifetime Achievement AwardHollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards
2012Honorary AwardAcademy Awards, USA
1986BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Make Up ArtistAmadeus (1984)· Paul LeBlanc
1985OscarAcademy Awards, USABest MakeupAmadeus (1984)· Paul LeBlanc
1981Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Make-UpAltered States (1980)
1981Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Make-UpScanners (1981)
1975Golden ScrollAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Make-UpThe Exorcist (1973)
1967Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsIndividual Achievements in Art Direction and Allied Crafts - MakeupHal Holbrook: Mark Twain Tonight! (1967)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1993Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Make-UpDeath Becomes Her (1992)· Kevin Haney
1990OscarAcademy Awards, USABest MakeupDad (1989)· Ken Diaz
· Greg Nelson
1986Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Achievement in Makeup for a Miniseries or a SpecialNorth and South (1985)· Alan Fama
· Rod Wilson (makeup artist)
1984Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Make-UpThe Hunger (1983)· Carl Fullerton
1978Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Make-UpThe Sentinel (1977)
1977Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Achievement in Make-UpHarry S. Truman: Plain Speaking (1976)
1968Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement in the Visual ArtsThe Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1968)


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#Fact
1Was approached to do the make-up effects in The Terminator (1984), but turned it down and recommended Stan Winston because he felt he was better suited for the job.
2Dick Smith only had 4 fingers on his left hand because his ring finger was lost due to an infection after an injury. Smith referred to it as his "Mickey Mouse Hand" because the ring finger bones in the hand were removed at his request to make it look more natural.
3His 2011 Honorary Academy Award was presented by his protégé Rick Baker.
4He worked for the NBC television network in New York from 1945 to 1959.
5While many makeup artists are secretive about their techniques, he is known for openly sharing his knowledge with others.
6Distantly related to Ralph Waldo Emerson.
7Television's first important make-up artist, Smith was make-up director for the National Broadcasting Company for fourteen years. He developed many new materials and shades of color and pioneered in such techniques as the use of foam latex and plastics in unusual quick changes for both color and black-and-white TV shows. Registered a Democrat, Smith was in charge of TV make-up for the Democratic National Convention in 1948 and made up James A. Farley and Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr.. He studied at Wooster School and Yale University, where he studied as a premedical student, to enter dentistry, and he majored in zoology. But in his sophomore year he read a book on the tricks of make-up used by Hollywood experts during the filming of The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941). He soon began to do make-up for the Yale drama group and decided to pursue a career in theatrical makeup when he graduated.

#Quote
1[on how to make wrinkles:] It's simple. We stipple a special latex formula on with a sponge, then while it's drying, we stretch the actor's own skin -- you know, maybe pull it up from the cheekbones. We use a hair dryer to dry the latex quickly and when we let go of the real skin, the face will be as wrinkled as a prune. If we want deeper wrinkles, we just add another layer of liquid latex. [New York Sunday News, July 13, 1958]


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