Theoni V. Al­dredge

COS­TUME DE­SIGNER

The Washington Post Sunday - - LOCAL OPINIONS -

Theoni V. Al­dredge, 78, an award-win­ning cos­tume de­signer who cre­ated mem­o­rable out­fits for more than 300 stage and movie projects, in­clud­ing “Gypsy,” “A Cho­rus Line,” “Dream­girls” and “42nd Street,” died Jan. 21 at a hospice in Con­necti­cut. The cause of death was not dis­closed.

Ms. Al­dredge won three Tonys for “An­nie,” “Bar­num” and “La Cage aux Folles,” and an Os­car in 1975 for de­sign­ing cos­tumes for “ The Great Gatsby,” star­ring Robert Red­ford.

Ms. Al­dredge, who was known for her abil­ity to cre­ate ev­ery­thing from El­iz­a­bethan pe­riod cos­tumes to con­tem­po­rary street fashion, was the prin­ci­pal de­signer for Joseph Papp’s New York Shake­speare Fes­ti­val for many years.

She was a mem­ber of the Theater Hall of Fame.

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