Monday, February 3, 2020

"Wonder Woman" Costume Designer Donfeld 2007 Rose Hills Cemetery

Donfeld (born Donald Lee Feld; July 3, 1934 – February 3, 2007) was an American costume designer who was known for his work on films such as Spaceballs, Prizzi's Honor and The Great Race.

In addition, he made the costumes for the action adventure fantasy television series Wonder Woman, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1978.[1]

Oscar nominations

All four nominations were in the category of Best Costumes.

35th Academy Awards-Nominated for Days of Wine and Roses (for B/W costumes). Lost to What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?.[2]

42nd Academy Awards-Nominated for They Shoot Horses, Don't They?. Lost to Anne of the Thousand Days.[3]

46th Academy Awards-Nominated for Tom Sawyer. Lost to The Sting.[4]

58th Academy Awards-Nominated for Prizzi's Honor. Lost to Ran.[5]

Donfeld is buried at Rose Hills Memorial Park in the Garden of Prayer in Whittier, California.  Other family members are buried beside him. 

Selected filmography

Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)

Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964)

The Great Race (1965)

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Tom Sawyer (1973)
Huckleberry Finn (1974)
The China Syndrome (1979)
Prizzi's Honor (1985)

Spaceballs (1987)

Father Hood (1993)

Television work

Costume designer for Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass TV Specials, "Wonder Woman," "The Beat of the Brass," and "Singer Presents."


1. Mary Rourke (8 February 2007). "Donfeld, 72; Oscar-nominated Hollywood costume designer". Los Angeles Times. 
2. "The 35th Academy Awards (1963) Nominees and Winners". 
3. "The 42nd Academy Awards (1970) Nominees and Winners". 
4. "The 46th Academy Awards (1974) Nominees and Winners". 
5. "The 58th Academy Awards (1986) Nominees and Winners". 

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