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Margaret Furse

Margaret Furse (18 February 1911 – 8 July 1974) was an English costume designer.

Personal life

She was born Alice Margaret Watts on 18 February 1911 to Punch magazine illustrator Arthur G. Watts and his wife, Phyllis Gordon Watts. She married art director Roger Kemble Furse on 4 December 1936 at Chelsea Old Church.[1]


She became a costume designer in films, beginning in the late 1940s. She was awarded an Academy Award for Best Costume Design for Anne of the Thousand Days (1969) and had five other nominations.

Last years

Roger and Margaret Furse divorced. She remarried and remained with her second husband until her death from breast cancer on 8 July 1974, in Kensington, London.

A portrait is in the permanent collection of London's National Portrait Gallery. She was also painted by Gluck.


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