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Ann Roth won the Academy Award for her costume design of Anthony Minghella's The English Patient. She has been nominated for the Oscar three additional times, for Mr. Minghella's The Talented Mr. Ripley; Robert Benton's Places in the Heart; and Stephen Daldry's The Hours (which was based on the novel by Evening screenwriter and executive producer Michael Cunningham, and which starred several members of the Evening cast).
The Hanover, Pennsylvania native's first feature as costume designer was George Roy Hill's classic The World of Henry Orient, starring Peter Sellers. Her subsequent 100-plus feature credits include John Schlesinger's multi-Oscar-winning Midnight Cowboy and The Day of the Locust (for which Ms. Roth won a BAFTA Award); Robert Mulligan's Up the Down Staircase and The Pursuit of Happiness; Herbert Ross' The Owl and the Pussycat, The Goodbye Girl, and California Suite; Alan J. Pakula's Klute; Robert Moore's Murder by Death; Hal Ashby's Coming Home; Milos Forman's Hair; Brian De Palma's Dressed to Kill; Colin Higgins' Nine to Five; Philip Kaufman's The Unbearable Lightness of Being; Ivan Reitman's Dave; Robert De Niro's The Good Shepherd; and Noah Baumbach's upcoming Margot at the Wedding.
She has costumed Glenn Close of Evening for such movies as George Roy Hill's The World According to Garp, Richard Marquand's Jagged Edge, and Jeff Bleckner's telefilm Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story, among others.
Ms. Roth has also costumed Meryl Streep of Evening for multiple features, including Silkwood, Heartburn, and Postcards from the Edge, all directed by Mike Nichols. She has collaborated with the latter on over a dozen film projects, including the epic miniseries Angels in America (for which she was an Emmy Award nominee); and on a comparable amount of theater projects, including the original Broadway productions of The Odd Couple and Hurlyburly.
Her many Broadway credits have brought her four Tony Award nominations (including one for Paul Giovanni's The Crucifer of Blood, which was the first time she costumed Glenn Close of Evening). Most recently, she was the costume designer on four Broadway plays during the 2006-2007 season, among them The Year of Magical Thinking (which stars Vanessa Redgrave of Evening).
In 2000, the Theatre Development Fund honored Ms. Roth with the Irene Sharaff Award for Lifetime Achievement. In 2003, she was honored with the Costume Designers Guild Award for Lifetime Achievement, as well as with the Hollywood Film Festival's award for Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design.