Jean Louis


Is Jean Louis Dead or Still Alive? Jean Louis Birthday and Date of Death

Jean Louis

Jean Louis Death

Jean passed away on April 20, 1997 at the age of 89 in Palm Springs, California.

Jean Louis death quick facts:
  • When did Jean Louis die?

    April 20, 1997
  • How old was Jean Louis when died?

  • Where did Jean Louis die? What was the location of death?

    Palm Springs, California

Jean Louis Birthday and Date of Death

Jean Louis was born on October 5, 1907 and died on April 20, 1997. Jean was 89 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: October 5, 1907
Date of Death: April 20, 1997
Age at Death: 89

Jean Louis - Biography

Jean Louis (born Jean Louis Berthault: October 5, 1907 in Paris, France – April 20, 1997 in Palm Springs, California, USA) was a French-born, Hollywood costume designer and an Academy Award winner for Costume Design. Before coming to Hollywood he worked in New York for fashion entrepreneur Hattie Carnegie, where the clientele included Joan Cohn, the wife of Columbia Pictures studio chief Harry Cohn. Louis worked as head designer for Columbia Pictures from 1944 to 1960. His most famous works include Rita Hayworth's black satin strapless dress from Gilda (1946), Marlene Dietrich's celebrated beaded souffle stagewear for her cabaret world tours, as well as the sheer, sparkling gown Marilyn Monroe wore when she sang "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" to John F. Kennedy in 1962. The dress was so tight that he actually had to sew it while she was wearing it. The idea of dresses being a nude color with crystals coating it, stunned audiences. It gave people the illusion that the wearer was nude, except for discretely placed rhinestones covering them head to toe.