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Jack Pierce
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    (May 5, 1889-July 19, 1968)
    Birth name is Janus Piccoulas
    Worked as a makeup artist on 'The Man Who Laughs (1928),' 'Dracula (1931),' 'White Zombie (1932),' 'The Old Dark House (1932),' 'The Invisible Man (1933),' 'The Black Cat (1934),' 'Bride of Frankenstein (1935),' 'Tower of London (1939),' 'Son of Dracula (1943),' 'Phantom of the Opera (1943)' and 'Beauty and the Beast (1962)'
    Created the iconic makeup for 'Frankenstein (1931),' 'The Mummy (1932)' and 'The Wolf Man (1941)'
    He had a horrible temper.
    He was working on low-budget creepers by the time he died.
    He tried unsuccessfully to become a professional baseball player.
    His makeup jobs often took many grueling hours of application.
    He often quarreled with Lon Chaney Jr, who hated wearing makeup.
    It is debatable whether he came up with the image of Frankenstein's monster first, as James Whale also took credit.
    He became friends with Boris Karloff, with whom he worked with to create the 'Mummy' makeup.
    He worked at Universal for almost 30 years without ever having a contract.
    He never received much credit for his contributions to film.
    His death received very little attention.
    He inspired generations of makeup artists to come, including Tom Savini.
    His creations are arguably among the most famous movie images.

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