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Patricia Norris, Emmy-Winning Costume Director, Dead at 83

Frequent David Lynch collaborator was nominated for six Academy Awards

Costume designer Patricia Norris, who won an Emmy Award and was nominated for six Oscars, has died of natural causes at the age of 83.

Norris died peacefully in her home Feb. 20 in Southern California, according to her representative. She was known for her frequent collaborations with director David Lynch (“The Elephant Man,” “Blue Velvet”) and Brad Pitt‘s production company, Plan B (“The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” “12 Years a Slave”).

The costume designer won an Emmy for the pilot episode of “Twin Peaks” and also worked on classic films like “Scarface,” “Days of Heaven” and “The Candidate.”

Norris’ body of work earned her a Lifetime Achievement Award from both the Costume Designers Guild and the Art Directors Guild, making her the only person to accomplish the feat.

Norris is survived by sons Patrick, Michael and Chris and daughter Kathy.

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story indicated Norris had won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Directors Guild of America. The Art Directors Guild gave her the award. TheWrap regrets the error.

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