York Theatre to Host Wig and Makeup Artist Bob Kelly Memorial, 10/2

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On October 2, 2011, join family and friends at the York Theatre (619 Lexington Avenue, corner of 54th St.) to celebrate the life and legacy of Bob Kelly.

Bob Kelly spent more than 60 years in the wig and makeup business. He worked on Broadway, movies, and television. In 1958 he founded Bob Kelly Wig Creations. The company eventually grew to include a theatrical makeup line.

During his long career, Bob Kelly worked on countless Broadway shows, including: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Rothschilds, High Spirits, South Pacific, Fiddler on the Roof, Legally Blonde, and Beauty and the Beast. The last show that he worked on was the musical Shrek.

Always generous and giving, Bob Kelly frequently traveled the country to speak at colleges and universities. He retired in 2009 and, sadly, he passed away this past April.

If you would like to have your memories of Bob Kelly included in the program for this event, please send them to barbkellymakeup@gmail.com by September 20th.

If you are unable to attend this event, you may wish to make a donation in memory of Bob Kelly to the Actor's Fund, 729 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019. Please make sure to include Bob Kelly's name on the memo line of the check.

In 2012, a wig making scholarship will be set up in memory of Bob Kelly.

 

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