Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie Bio, Age, Wiki, Family, Children, Wife, Height, RuPaul’s Drag Race, and Net Worth

Bob Mackie Wiki

Bob Mackie is a fashion designer and costumier from the United States of America. He is best known for his dressing of entertainment icons such as Joan Rivers, Cher, RuPaul, Sylvie Vartan, Barbara Eden, Bette Midler, Diana Ross, Judy Garland, Marlene Dietrich, Liza Minnelli, Tina Turner, Elton John, Ann-Margret, Carol Burnett, Marie Osmond, Diahann Carroll, Lola Falana, Carol Channing, Mitzi Gaynor, and Vanna White.

Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie Biography

In 1961, while he was working at Paramount Studios, costumer Edith Head found Mackie. In his early career, he worked as a sketch artist for French Haute Couturier Jean Louis, who is noted for crafting stage gowns worn by screen Marlene Dietrich during her career as a cabaret singer. In 1966, he was hired by Mitzi Gaynor to design her new stage show at the Riviera in Las Vegas.

Mitzi was the first-star client for which Mackie designed an entire show. He would continue to design for Mitzi’s television specials and live stage shows for the next 50 years. He also won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design for Music-Variety for Mitzi’s TV specials “Mitzi…Roarin’ in the Twenties” (1976) and “Mitzi…Zings Into Spring” (1977).

In 1969, Mackie was hired to design costumes for Diana Ross, The Supremes, and The Temptations in the television special GIT: On Broadway. In 1972, he and Aghayan were nominated for Best Costume Design for Lady Sings The Blues, starring Diana Ross. He and Diana Ross continued their collaborative efforts well into the 21st century, with Mackie designing stage costumes for Ross’ 2010 More Today Than Yesterday: The Greatest Hits Tour.

Mackie designed costumes for the Las Vegas Strip-based burlesque shows, Hallelujah Hollywood, which was inspired by the Ziegfeld Follies and ran at the MGM Grand (now Bally’s Las Vegas) from 1974 to 1980, and Jubilee!, which ran from 1981 to 2016. Both productions involve intricate, elaborate costumes and grandiose sets.

Images of Mackie’s design drawings productions are available in the “Showgirls” collection from UNLV Libraries Digital Collections. He created the costumes for Cher’s 2008–11 Las Vegas Cher at the Colosseum residency at Caesars Palace, as well as for her 2017 “Classic Cher” shows in Las Vegas and Washington D.C.

Two of Mackie’s best-remembered creations had a humorous aspect. While working on The Carol Burnett Show, he designed a “curtain dress” (complete with a curtain rod across the shoulders) that Carol Burnett wore in Went with the Wind!, a parody of Gone with the Wind.

He designed the exotic ensemble worn by Cher at the March 1986 Academy Awards: black stretch pants, a bejeweled loincloth, knee-high boots, a black chainlink top, and a huge feathered Mohawk headdress that was one and a half times taller than her head. Introduced by Jane Fonda with the words, “Wait’ll you see what’s gonna come out here”.

“As you can see,” said Cher, “I did receive my Academy booklet on how to dress like a serious actress.” Mackie designed costumes for Whitney Houston, especially splashy evening gowns which she wore for many years during concert tours and award shows. He was often referred to as “the sultan of sequins” or “the rajah of rhinestones”, known for his sparkling and imaginative costume designs.

He has won nine Emmy Awards for his designs, and has been nominated three times for an Academy Award. He said, “A woman who wears my clothes is not afraid to be noticed.” In 1981, he guest-starred as himself on two episodes of the television series The Love Boat. In 2002, he was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.

He is most known as the costume designer for Cher’s elaborate outfit during her latest tours, including her latest Here We Go Again Tour. In 2019, he won the Tony Award for Best Costume Design in a Musical for his work on The Cher Show (musical).

In 2020, he dresses were featured and worn by television hostess Vanna White over the week of April 27 in the long-running syndicated game show Wheel of Fortune as part of honoring the San Francisco Bay Area in the state of California.

Bob Mackie Age

He was born on March 24, 1939, in Monterey Park, California, U.S.

Bob Mackie Family

He was born in Monterey Park, California to Charles Robert Mackie and Mildred Agnes Mackie. His father worked at Bank of America. He was raised in early childhood by his maternal grandparents in Alhambra, California because his parents divorced.

Bob Mackie Children

He has one child called Robert Gordon Mackie Jr.

Bob Mackie Wife

He married LuLu Porter a singer, actress, and acting teacher on March 14, 1960.

Bob Mackie Height

The Information about his Height is not available but it will be updated as soon as possible.

Bob Mackie Net worth

He is an American fashion designer and costumier who has an estimated net worth of $2 million dollars.

Bob Mackie Fashion Designer

He was the costume designer for Carol Burnett on The Carol Burnett Show during its entire 11-year run and designed the costumes for its spinoff, Mama’s Family, and for the 1993 television adaptation of Gypsy.

Images of Mackie’s design drawings productions are available in the “Showgirls” collection from UNLV Libraries Digital Collections. He created the costumes for Cher’s 2008–11 Las Vegas Cher at the Colosseum residency at Caesars Palace, as well as for her 2017 “Classic Cher” shows in Las Vegas and Washington D.C.

Bob Mackie Perfume

The Bob Mackie perfume is an Oriental fragrance for women. Mackie was launched in 1991. Top notes are pineapple, raspberry and peach; middle notes are tuberose, orange blossom, narcissus, jasmine, ylang-ylang, rose and honeysuckle; base notes are sandalwood, amber, patchouli, musk and vetiver.

Bob Mackie TV Show

  • RuPaul’s Drag Race

RuPaul’s Drag Race is an American reality competition television series, the first in the Drag Race Franchise, produced by World of Wonder for Logo TV, WOW Presents Plus, and, beginning with the ninth season VH1. The show documents RuPaul in the search for “America’s next drag superstar.”

RuPaul plays the role of host, mentor, and head judge for this series, as contestants are given different challenges each week. RuPaul’s Drag Race employs a panel of judges, including RuPaul, Michelle Visage, and a host of other guest judges, who critique contestants’ progress throughout the competition. Rupaul’s Drag Race was premiered in 2009 as a replacement for Rick and Steve

Bob Mackie Awards

  • Tony Award for Best Costume Design in a Musical 2019 · The Cher Show
  • CFDA Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award 2019
  • TV Land Legend Award 2005 · The Carol Burnett Show
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Costumes for a Series 1984 · Mama’s Family
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Costumes – Variety Program or Special
    2003, 2000 · The Farewell Tour, Cher: Live in Concert from Las Vegas
  • Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Costume Design
    2019 · The Cher Show
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Costume Design – Variety or Music Program 1995, 1991 · Men, Movies And Carol, Carol & Company
  • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical
    2019 · The Cher Show
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Achievements In Art Direction And Allied Crafts 1967 · Alice Through the Looking Glass
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement In Costume Design
    1970 · G.I.T. on Broadway
  • Costume Designers Guild RIT Color Career Achievement in Television Award
    1999
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design for Musical – Variety 1978, 1976 · Mitzi Zings Into Spring, Mitzi…Roarin’ in the ’20s

Bob Mackie Movies

  • Once Upon a Mattress 1 Episode (2005)
  • Wonderful World of Disney: Once Upon a
    Mattress 1 Episode (2005)
  • Mrs. Santa Claus 1996.
  • Staying Alive 1983.
  • Pennies From Heaven 1981.
  • …All The Marbles 1981.
  • Funny Lady 1975.
  • Lady Sings The Blues 1972.

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