Wally Schneiderman (1922-2021) RIP

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Wally Schneiderman (1922-2021) RIP

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Wally Schneiderman, well-known makeup artist, died on 8 April 2021. He worked as a makeup artist for the TNA episode Dirtier by the Dozen.


Sandra Exelby (by 9 April):

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What a sad day, news of 2 great Elder statesman passing. Our deepest condolences to Her Majesty, The Queen. on the passing of Prince Phillip. He has been her rock for 73 years. Then I have just heard that Wally Schneiderman has also passed. All out thoughts are with his family and espesially Beryl. He was an unsung hero for his work on many films, his talent took him all over to work, we had some of the most talented Make-up men in the world.

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Memorial Prayers for Wally Schneiderman (father of Beryl Lerman) and Freddy Lind (husband of Eleanor Platt) ob’m, whose funerals were held this week, and the Memorial Prayer for Yahrzeits in our community for the week commencing 17 April. We wish all who are remembering their loved ones this week ‘long life’ and sweet memories. Shabbat Shalom

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Walter Schneiderman is a celebrated make-up artist to Hollywood stars such as Bette Davis, Barbra Streisand, Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Sophia Loren, Clark Gable, Raquel Welch, Robert De Niro, Kirk Douglas and Denzel Washington, has worked worldwide with leading directors and cinematographers on some of the greatest films made, achieving international recognition for his work including Cry Freedom , Elephant Man, Chaplin, Labyrinth, Yentl, Fiddler on the Roof, The Dirty Dozen, 633 Squadron, The Guns of Navarone.

Walter was born in 1922. Father died in 1933, clothes cutter and designer. Mother a tailoress. Started in hairdressing aged 15. Elementary school, left at 14

He was in the RAF as a ground gunner during the war.

Started in film industry in 1947. Recruited through the hairdressers academy. Started an informal apprenticeship at Shepperton Studios for 2 years on £15 per week in make-up department. Worked on films until 1952 then moved into TV on Robin Hood (first ITV serial) Then back into film in 1960 until Chaplin in 1992. Worked continually on 2-3 films per year throughout 60s and 70s.

Member of NATKE. Chair of make-up section for two years.
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