- Allan "Whitey" Snyder
Allan "Whitey" Snyder was a leading Hollywood make-up artist and is most famous for being the personal make-up artist of Marilyn Monroe.
Allan Snyder was born on 7 August 1914 in
California, USA. He died aged seventy-nine on 16 April 1994, in Hansville, Washington, USA.
Whitey Snyder was
Marilyn Monroe's makeup artist throughout her career: from her first screen test at Twentieth Century Foxin 1946 to her funereal makeup in 1962. The pair developed a very close working relationship.
Towards the end of her life, Monroe asked Snyder to prepare her face if she were to die before him. This was a promise that he fulfilled, after her death in 1962. Snyder was also a pall-bearer at the funeral.
Allan Snyder had a long and immensely successful career as a film make-up artist, beginning in 1948, with his appointment as assistant make-up artist on the film
The Walls of Jericho. His last project was the 1984 television series, " Highway to Heaven." For his work, Snyder was twice nominated for Primetime Emmyawards, under the category of Outstanding Achievement in Make-Up. These nominations came in 1978, for his work on the TV Biopic "" and in 1981, for " The Little House on the Prairie (TV series)".
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