Ret Turner

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Ret Turner
Walter Raymond Turner

(1929-04-14)April 14, 1929
DiedMay 4, 2016(2016-05-04) (aged 87)
OccupationAmerican costume designer

Walter Raymond "Ret" Turner (April 14, 1929 – May 4, 2016)[1] was an American costume designer, best known for his dressing of entertainment icons such as Cher,[2] Lucille Ball, Barry Manilow, Neil Diamond, Shirley Booth, Lily Tomlin, Marie Osmond,[3] Dolly Parton, Diana Ross, Billy Crystal, and Jean Stapleton. He had 23 Emmy nominations and five wins.[4]

Turner began his career on the Dinah Shore Chevrolet Show, and except for his reoccurring role as one of the Flying Silvermans on The Andy Williams Show, has been designing ever since. Alongside Bob Mackie and Ray Aghayan, Turner opened a design and costume rental company, Ret Turner Costume Rentals, that featured their designs and costumes.[5]


  1. ^ "Ret Turner, Award-Winning Costume Designer, Dies at 87". The New York Times. May 8, 2016. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  2. ^ "Ret Turner". Archive of American Television. Retrieved November 16, 2015.
  3. ^ Osmond, M.; Wilkie, M.; Moore, J. (2008). Behind the Smile: My Journey out of Postpartum Depression. Grand Central Publishing. ISBN 978-0-446-54991-2. Retrieved November 16, 2015.
  4. ^ "Ret Turner". Television Academy. Retrieved November 16, 2015.
  5. ^ "Ret Turner profile". Archive of American Television. Retrieved November 10, 2015.

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