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Ben Nye

Born: Jan 12, 1907

Death: Feb 9, 1986

Birthplace: Fremont

Profession: Businessperson

Nationality: United States

Ben Nye

Date of Birth : Jan 12, 1907
Date of Death : Feb 9, 1986
Birth Place : Fremont

Benjamin Emmet "Ben" Nye, Sr. was a renowned American makeup artist for the Hollywood film industry for over four decades, from the 1930s to the early 1980s. He worked on over five hundred 20th Century Fox films both in and out of Hollywood. Including Gone with the Wind, Miracle on 34th Street, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The King and I, The Fly, Valley of the Dolls, and Planet of the Apes. His brother was actor Carroll Nye, best remembered today as Frank Kennedy, Scarlett O'Hara's second husband in Gone with the Wind.


  • Businessperson
  • Makeup Artist

Also known as

  • Benjamin Emmet Nye
  • Benjamin Emmet Nye, Sr.


  • Ben Nye Jr.
  • Dana Nye
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