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Robert Turturice, Rest In Peace

Oh, I have some sad, sad news.  Former Costume Designers Guild president Robert Turturice passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2009.  He was a kind and gentle man, and he will be greatly missed.  He was the CDG president when I was admitted to the Guild, and his warm demeanor made me feel very much at home.  His magnificent work won him a Primetime Emmy (for the TV series Moonlighting), and many nominations for other awards, including the BAFTA in 1998 for Batman and Robin.  Bob designed Pee-wee Herman’s Christmas Special (pictured above) as well as Big Top Pee-wee, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, and the TV series Bosom Buddies, so you can imagine his sense of humor.  I am seriously sad to lose such a truly nice, friendly, talented and kind member of our design community.  My heart breaks for his family and friends.  Rest in peace, Bob.  Memorial services will be held in the new year.

Here is a REALLY NICE ARTICLE about his work on Moonlighting…

— KMB

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