Bob Mackie Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Perfume, Net Worth, Design, House

Bob Mackie Biography

Bob Mackie is a costumier and fashion designer best known for dressing celebrities such as Ann-Margret, Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Diahann Carroll, Carol Channing, Cher, Marlene Dietrich, Barbara Eden, Lola Falana, Judy Garland, Mitzi Gaynor, Elton John, Bette Midler, Liza Minnelli, Marilyn Monroe, Marie Osmond, Joan Rivers, Diana Ross, RuPaul, Tina Turner, Sylvie Vartan


How old is Bob Mackie? – Age

He is 83 years old as of March 24, 2022. He was born in 1939 in Monterey Park, California, U.S.

Bob Mackiexs Family

He was born to Charles Robert Mackie and Mildred Agnes Mackie (née Smith). His father was employed by Bank of America. He has a younger sister. Because his parents divorced, he was raised by his maternal grandparents in Alhambra, California, during his early childhood. By high school, he had relocated to Rosemead, California, and was living with his father. He graduated from Rosemead High School in 1957.

Mackie continued his education at Pasadena City College and attended Chouinard Art Institute for one year but did not graduate. Mackie studied under Eva Roberts, the head of the fashion design department at Chouinard.

Is Bob Mackie still married? – Wife

Mackie married LuLu Porter (née Marianne Wolford), a singer, actress, and later acting teacher, on March 14, 1960. The couple had a son, Robert Gordon Mackie Jr. (nicknamed “Robin”), the year before. In 1963, the couple divorced. Robert Mackie, a makeup artist, died of an AIDS-related illness in 1993, predeceasing his parents.

Bob Mackiexs Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $10 Million.

Bob Mackiexs House

Mackie’s Hollywood Hills West home is on the market for $2.175 million. The ranch-style home on a corner lot, built in 1962, has five bedrooms and four and a half baths in over 3,400 square feet of living space. A living room with a midcentury-style rock fireplace, a formal dining room with built-in shelves, and an office are among the common areas. The eat-in kitchen is brightened with a burnt orange backsplash and island countertop.

One of the two master suites has built-in bookcases, a sitting area, and French doors that open to a trellis-topped sitting area. A living room with a midcentury-style rock fireplace, a formal dining room with built-in shelves, and an office are among the common areas.

What does Bob Mackie Perfume smell like?

MACKIE, created by Bob Mackie in 1991, is classified as a sharp, oriental, floral fragrance. This feminine fragrance contains fruity notes of pineapple, raspberry, and peach. Rose, jasmine, musk, and sandalwood are present. It is best worn during the day.

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Bob Mackie Photo

What is Bob Mackie known for? – Career

Costumer Edith Head discovered Mackie while he was working at Paramount Studios in 1961. Mackie began his career as a sketch artist for French haute couturier Jean Louis, who is best known for creating stage gowns worn by actress Marlene Dietrich during her cabaret singing career. He drew the original sketch of Marilyn Monroe’s dress worn in 1962 at President John F. Kennedy’s birthday celebration at Madison Square Garden in New York as one of his first assignments.

Mitzi Gaynor hired Mackie in 1966 to design her new stage show at the Riviera in Las Vegas. Mitzi was Mackie’s first celebrity client for whom he created an entire show. For the next 50 years, he would design for Mitzi’s television specials and live stage shows. For Mitzi’s TV specials “Mitzi…Roarin’ in the Twenties” (1976) and “Mitzi…Zings Into Spring,” he received two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design for Music-Variety (1977).

In 1969, Mackie was hired to design costumes for Diana Ross, The Supremes, and The Temptations in the GIT: On Broadway television special. He and Aghayan were nominated for Best Costume Design for the film Lady Sings the Blues, starring Diana Ross, in 1972. Mackie and Diana Ross kept working together well into the twenty-first century, with Mackie designing stage costumes for Ross’ 2010 More Today Than Yesterday: The Greatest Hits Tour.

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

Images of many of Mackie’s design drawings for these productions can be found in the UNLV Libraries Digital Collections “Showgirls” collection. He designed the costumes for Cher’s 2008-11 residency at Caesars Palace’s Colosseum, as well as her 2017 “Classic Cher” shows in Las Vegas and Washington, D.C. Whitney Houston’s costumes were designed by Mackie, and she wore them for many years during concert tours and award shows. He was known as “the rajah of rhinestones” or “the sultan of sequins” for his sparkling and imaginative costume designs. Mackie’s designs have earned him nine Emmy Awards and three Academy Award nominations.