Mel Berns

Mel Berns

  • Birthday: 1897-09-27
  • Deathday: 1977-05-07
  • Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Also know as: Mel Berne

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Mel Berns (September 27, 1897 - May 7, 1977) was an American make-up artist. He was the Head of Makeup at RKO Pictures for more than twenty years. Berns began his career in the entertainment industry while working as an agent at the William Morris Agency. Later he became the Head of Makeup at RKO Pictures for more than twenty years, creating the makeup for Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and Katharine Hepburn's screentest. He was a lifelong friend of Ginger Rogers, who makes ample reference to their friendship in her autobiography: Ginger: My Story. He worked extensively in television after leaving RKO, notably the Perry Mason series. "The crew is giving it the best of Hollywood's techniques," Burr told columnist Erskine Johnson. The crew included veteran make-up artist Berns. The baseball player Babe Ruth had severe scarring from acne on his face. Mel Berns developed makeup for Ruth so that Ruth could feel more comfortable in public. A picture of Ruth and Berns shows Ruth in a smock and Berns applying makeup to his face. The picture is autographed to Berns by Babe Ruth.

Production

Notorious

1946

As Makeup Artist

Bringing Up Baby

1938

As Makeup Artist

Heartbeat

1946

As Makeup Artist

Tender Comrade

1944

As Makeup Artist

Gildersleeve's Ghost

1944

As Makeup Artist

None But the Lonely Heart

1944

As Makeup Artist

Days of Glory

1944

As Makeup Artist

Seven Days Ashore

1944

As Makeup Artist

Music in Manhattan

1944

As Makeup Artist

A Night of Adventure

1944

As Makeup Artist

Flying Down to Rio

1933

As Makeup Artist

Top Hat

1935

As Makeup Artist

Swing Time

1936

As Makeup Artist

Split Second

1953

As Makeup Artist

The Racket

1951

As Makeup Artist

A Bullet for Joey

1955

As Makeup Artist

One Minute to Zero

1952

As Makeup Artist

Devil's Canyon

1953

As Makeup Artist

At Sword's Point

1952

As Makeup Artist

Star of Midnight

1935

As Makeup Artist

Stage Door

1937

As Makeup Artist

Sylvia Scarlett

1935

As Makeup Artist

What Price Hollywood?

1932

As Makeup Artist

The Lost Squadron

1932

As Makeup Artist

Love Affair

1939

As Makeup Artist

The Animal Kingdom

1932

As Makeup Artist

The Gay Diplomat

1931

As Makeup Artist

A Bill of Divorcement

1932

As Makeup Artist

Christopher Strong

1933

As Makeup Artist

Vivacious Lady

1938

As Makeup Artist

Stromboli

1950

As Makeup Artist

Suspicion

1941

As Makeup Artist

His Kind of Woman

1951

As Makeup Artist

The Las Vegas Story

1952

As Makeup Artist

Breakfast for Two

1937

As Makeup Artist

Annie Oakley

1935

As Makeup Artist

The Mad Miss Manton

1938

As Makeup Artist

Bachelor Mother

1939

As Makeup Artist

The Lusty Men

1952

As Makeup Artist

Best of the Badmen

1951

As Makeup Artist

Never a Dull Moment

1950

As Makeup Artist

Where Danger Lives

1950

As Makeup Artist

Jungle Patrol

1948

As Makeup Artist

Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven

1948

As Makeup Artist

Action in Arabia

1944

As Makeup Artist

Behind the Rising Sun

1943

As Makeup Artist

Hitler's Children

1943

As Makeup Artist

The Magnificent Ambersons

1942

As Makeup Department Head

They Knew What They Wanted

1940

As Makeup Artist

Gambling House

1950

As Makeup Artist

Storm Over Wyoming

1950

As Makeup Artist

The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer

1947

As Makeup Artist

Step Lively

1944

As Makeup Artist

Above Suspicion

1943

As Hairstylist

The Pride of the Yankees

1942

As Makeup Artist

Curtain Call

1940

As Makeup Artist

Tennessee's Partner

1955

As Makeup Artist

Underwater!

1955

As Makeup Artist

A Song Is Born

1948

As Makeup Department Head

Show Business

1944

As Makeup Artist

Tom, Dick and Harry

1941

As Makeup Artist

Son of Sinbad

1955

As Makeup Artist

Border Treasure

1950

As Makeup Artist

Cornered

1945

As Makeup Artist

The Falcon Out West

1944

As Makeup Artist

The Conqueror

1956

As Makeup Artist

The Girl Most Likely

1958

As Makeup Artist

The Half-Breed

1952

As Makeup Artist

The Body Snatcher

1945

As Makeup Artist

Murder, My Sweet

1944

As Makeup Artist

Youth Runs Wild

1944

As Makeup Artist

Once Upon a Honeymoon

1942

As Makeup Artist

My Favorite Wife

1940

As Makeup Artist

Pearl of the South Pacific

1955

As Makeup Artist

Dangerous Mission

1954

As Makeup Artist

Sealed Cargo

1951

As Makeup Artist

Undercurrent

1946

As Makeup Department Head

Sunset Pass

1946

As Makeup Artist

The Sky's the Limit

1943

As Makeup Artist

Above Suspicion

1943

As Makeup Artist

The Phenix City Story

1955

As Makeup Artist

Blackbeard, the Pirate

1952

As Makeup Artist

Androcles and the Lion

1952

As Makeup Artist

The White Tower

1950

As Makeup Artist

The Big Street

1942

As Makeup Department Head

Clash by Night

1952

As Makeup Artist

Behave Yourself!

1951

As Makeup Artist

Badman's Territory

1946

As Makeup Artist

The Spanish Main

1945

As Makeup Department Head

It's a Pleasure

1945

As Makeup Artist

The Curse of the Cat People

1944

As Makeup Artist

Affair with a Stranger

1953

As Makeup Artist

Beware, My Lovely

1952

As Makeup Artist

The Great Dan Patch

1949

As Makeup Artist

Outpost in Morocco

1949

As Makeup Artist

An Innocent Affair

1948

As Makeup Artist

Susan Slept Here

1954

As Makeup Artist

Angel Face

1953

As Makeup Artist

A Girl in Every Port

1952

As Makeup Artist

Payment on Demand

1951

As Makeup Artist

Armored Car Robbery

1950

As Makeup Artist

The Big Wheel

1949

As Makeup Artist

Mighty Joe Young

1949

As Makeup Artist

Breakfast in Hollywood

1946

As Makeup Artist

Bride by Mistake

1944

As Makeup Artist

Kitty Foyle

1940

As Makeup Artist

Second Chance

1953

As Makeup Artist

The Company She Keeps

1951

As Makeup Artist

The Secret Fury

1950

As Makeup Artist

The Babe Ruth Story

1948

As Makeup Artist

Mr. Lucky

1943

As Makeup Artist

Ladies' Day

1943

As Makeup Artist

Dance, Girl, Dance

1940

As Makeup Artist

Stranger on the Third Floor

1940

As Makeup Artist

The Hitch-Hiker

1953

As Makeup Artist

Two Tickets to Broadway

1951

As Makeup Artist

My Forbidden Past

1951

As Makeup Artist

Born to Kill

1947

As Makeup Artist

Trail Street

1947

As Makeup Artist

The Locket

1946

As Makeup Artist

Lucky Partners

1940

As Makeup Artist

She Couldn't Say No

1954

As Makeup Artist

The Big Sky

1952

As Makeup Artist

Macao

1952

As Makeup Artist

Rider from Tucson

1950

As Makeup Artist

Cover Up

1949

As Makeup Artist

Jet Pilot

1957

As Makeup Department Head

Quicksand

1950

As Makeup Artist

Dynamite Pass

1950

As Makeup Artist

From This Day Forward

1946

As Makeup Artist

Marine Raiders

1944

As Makeup Artist

Stage Door Canteen

1943

As Makeup Artist

Joan of Paris

1942

As Makeup Artist

The Devil and Miss Jones

1941

As Makeup Artist

Anne of Windy Poplars

1940

As Makeup Artist

Primrose Path

1940

As Makeup Artist

Bundle of Joy

1956

As Makeup Artist

The French Line

1954

As Makeup Department Head

On Dangerous Ground

1951

As Makeup Artist

Johnny Angel

1945

As Makeup Artist

Play Girl

1941

As Makeup Artist

Flying Leathernecks

1951

As Makeup Artist

Mademoiselle Fifi

1944

As Makeup Artist

Higher and Higher

1943

As Makeup Artist

Footlight Fever

1941

As Makeup Artist

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

1941

As Makeup Artist

The Saint In Palm Springs

1941

As Makeup Artist

Shall We Dance

1937

As Makeup Artist

Follow the Fleet

1936

As Makeup Artist

Two Alone

1934

As Makeup Artist

Little Orphan Annie

1932

As Makeup Artist

Smart Woman

1931

As Makeup Artist

A Woman Rebels

1936

As Makeup Artist

Sing and Like it

1934

As Makeup Artist

The Toast of New York

1937

As Makeup Artist

Gunga Din

1939

As Makeup Department Head

The Nitwits

1935

As Makeup Department Head

Carefree

1938

As Makeup Artist

Room Service

1938

As Makeup Artist

Break of Hearts

1935

As Makeup Artist

Spitfire

1934

As Makeup Artist

Little Women

1933

As Makeup Artist

Chance at Heaven

1933

As Makeup Artist

The Son of Kong

1933

As Makeup Department Head

The Flying Deuces

1939

As Makeup Artist

The Great Man Votes

1939

As Makeup Artist

The Life of the Party

1937

As Makeup Artist

Quality Street

1937

As Makeup Artist

Romance in Manhattan

1935

As Makeup Artist

The Saint Takes Over

1940

As Makeup Artist

Sweepings

1933

As Makeup Artist

The Saint in London

1939

As Makeup Artist

Alice Adams

1935

As Makeup Artist

Of Human Bondage

1934

As Makeup Department Head

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

1939

As Makeup Department Head

Ann Vickers

1933

As Makeup Artist

The Little Minister

1934

As Makeup Artist

Melody Cruise

1933

As Makeup Artist

Girl Crazy

1932

As Makeup Artist

In Name Only

1939

As Makeup Artist

Anne of Green Gables

1934

As Makeup Artist

Finishing School

1934

As Makeup Artist

Having Wonderful Time

1938

As Makeup Artist

New Faces of 1937

1937

As Makeup Department Head

In Person

1935

As Makeup Artist

Kentucky Kernels

1934

As Makeup Department Head

Down to Their Last Yacht

1934

As Makeup Department Head

Murder on a Honeymoon

1935

As Makeup Artist

Rafter Romance

1933

As Makeup Artist

Morning Glory

1933

As Makeup Artist

Professional Sweetheart

1933

As Makeup Artist

The Boy with Green Hair

1948

As Makeup Artist

Government Girl

1943

As Makeup Designer

The Window

1949

As Key Makeup Artist

King Kong

1933

As Makeup Supervisor

Ball of Fire

1941

As Makeup Artist

Underwater!

1955

As Makeup Supervisor

The Outlaw

1943

As Makeup Artist

Out of the Past

1947

As Makeup Department Head

Bedlam

1946

As Makeup Artist

Gidget Goes to Rome

1963

As Makeup Supervisor

Slightly Scarlet

1956

As Makeup Artist

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