Wed, 05/04/2016

Remembering Ret Turner

Ret Turner

We’re sad to learn that costume designer Ret Turner passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at the age of 87. For twenty years, Turner worked as a costume designer and dresser at NBC on series including The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show and The Andy Williams Show. The winner of five Emmy Awards, he also designed costumes for Donny & Marie and Mama's Family, and worked with stars from Lucille Ball and Carol Burnett to Cher and Neil Diamond.

Below are some selections from his 2003 interview: 

On his two decades at NBC:

On advice to aspiring costume designers:

Watch Ret Turner’s full Archive interview and read his obituary in The Hollywood Reporter.