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April 14, 1929 - May 3, 2016 Costumer Designer Ret Turner passed away on Tuesday May 3rd after a long illness. Born April 14, 1929 in Marianna Florida he came to Hollywood in the early 50's and ran the costume department at NBC for 20 years before partnering with Bob Mackie and Ray Aghayan as owners of the prestigious costume house, Elizabeth Courtney Costumes. Ret was nominated for 23 Emmys with 5 wins. His career included The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show, The Andy Williams Show, The Donny and Marie Show, Sonny and Cher, Carol Burnett, and Mama's Family. He is survived by his niece Jean Drufner of Metairie, LA. Mr. Turner will be buried at Mt Sinai Cemetery in Burbank with a Memorial Celebration of Life to be held at a later date.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on May 6, 2016
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