Local 706 - The Artisan

Spring 2016

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SECRETARY-TREASURER NEWS EXTENDED FAMILY NEWS LOOKS LAST LOOKS NEWS HEALTH AND WELFARE NEWS CREW CREW SHOTS CREDITS PHOTO CREDITS GUILD GUILD NEWS 36 Cammy Langer Narducci (1947–2016) Cammy entered the Guild in 1995 and became a journeyman hair stylist in 2000. Her generosity and giving nature, along with a wonderful sense of humor, made her the backbone of any hair styl- ing crew. Cammy was everyone's best friend and someone you could truly rely upon through thick and thin. She loved creating characters outside the norm, evidenced by some of her favorite projects. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Dead Man's Chest and At World's End; How the Grinch Stole Christmas and A Series of Unfortunate Events all showed her remarkable artistry stretch- ing the imagination with hair. In 1997, she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Hairstyling along with the team from If These Walls Could Talk. When her cancer was discovered, it was already in stage friend and someone you could truly rely upon through four and it was decided to use an aggressive experimen- tal treatment. A beautiful testament to those who loved her, close friends of Cammy Langer gathered around her quickly and began a "Go Fund Me" page to assist her with her medical bills that were looming over her. It spoke vol- umes as to the love and beautiful spirit that was Cammy. The illness spread more quickly than anticipated and she fought valiantly with the love and prayers of all who knew her. Friends and anonymous donors contributed to help her diffuse the costs, and gathered around her to help her fi ght, but tragically, she lost the battle. Cammy was a single mother to her daughter Lisa Noyes and was also a grandmother. She is also survived by her sister Nina Prout. The family has notifi ed Local 706 to "save the date" for Cammy's Memorial. It will be held at the Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine in the Pacifi c Palisades, Calif., on June 11 at 1 p.m. They will send out an offi cial invite soon. Thank you all again for your love and support. Robert Nils Norin (1938–2016) The motion picture busi- ness has lost a member of its community. Robert Nils Norin passed away peacefully in his sleep of congestive heart failure on February 3. Born in Hollywood, Calif., Bob was a part of a long historic line of motion picture make-up artists from the early years of fi lmmaking. Following in grandfather Joseph's, father Gus' and uncle Charlie Schram's foot- steps, Bob began his career in 1965 as an apprentice. He then became a journeyman make-up artist in 1967 and trained under the supervision of William Tuttle and Charlie Schram at MGM as well as Ben Nye at Fox Studios. A unique and skilled make-up artist and man, Bob always remained humble about his many accomplishments. He was a master mold maker, a 1984 Emmy winner for The Three Wishes of Billy Grier, was a part of a two-hour movie of the week, used full prosthetic appliances and was the skilled artist behind aging Ralph Macchio (who played Billy Grier) from 15 years to 80-plus years. Bob served on the Executive Board of Local 706 I.A.T.S.E. and was a proud member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, beginning in 1983. Some of his many fi lms included Cocoon, Scrooged, History of the World Part I (a Mel Brooks production), Wicked Stepmother and Family Reunion, starring Bette Davis. Bob also did make-up for many stars including Robert DeNiro, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ben Kingsley, Donald Sutherland, Sidney Poitier, Robert Goulet and Richard Pryor, just to name a few. Bob retired after 39 years in the industry. In his free time, Bob enjoyed restoring old 1940s trucks, and he loved traveling America's back roads and country- sides in search of his next project. Bob was in the midst of restoring his fi nal project, The Federal, which was nearly completed when he became ill. He was an avid boating and waterskiing enthusiast on the Sacramento River Delta and on family vacations at Clear Lake. Bob moved to Lake County in 2008, following his brother John, who had moved the previous year. Although his mind had weakened during his fi nal months, he always knew his brother, who visited often. Bob had a thriving career in Hollywood and enjoyed traveling, if not on the road, then in his mind, until the end when he left this world in high spirits and very much at peace. He will be missed. He is survived by his brother John and sister-in-law Joey, nephew Erik and his wife Cynthia and their son Grayson, and many friends who will remember him fondly. In Memoriam Norin with Bette Davis

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