Local 706 - The Artisan

Fall 2017

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60 • THE ARTISAN FALL 2017 Donna-Lou Henderson (1947–2017) Journeyman Make-up Artist Donna Henderson passed away on September 10, after a brave fight against asthma and COPD; she was 70. Donna-Lou was the daughter of Bill Morley, a Local 706 make-up artist who discouraged Donna's desire to become a make-up artist, so Donna became a hairdresser instead—and hated it. Donna's initial film and television jobs in the '80s allowed her to do hair and dabble in make-up, and this is where Donna found her gift, her passion. Donna was happiest when she was working, at her best when she was creating; she loved talent, brilliant minds, recounting stories and her ever- present venti cup of Starbucks coffee. Donna won a CableACE Award for her make-up artistry on Tales from the Crypt (1995); she was nominated for eight Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards, winning twice—both times for her work on Six Feet Under (2001), and she was nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards for Six Feet Under, winning Outstanding Make-up for a Series—Prosthetic (2001). Aside from Tales from the Crypt (1991-1995), Donna was the Department Head Make-up on Beverly Hills, 90210 (1993-1998), Love Boat: The Next Wave (1998) and Barb Wire (1998) before shooting the Six Feet Under pilot in 2000. Donna was present every day, for every episode, right up until the show's final scene in 2005. Other work included How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Planet of the Apes, The Young Riders, Kindred: The Embraced, Pacific Palisades, Perversions of Science, Fired Up! and one episode of The Sopranos that shot in Los Angeles, guest starring Sir Ben Kingsley and Lauren Bacall. Upon hearing Donna's distinctive 'whiskey tenor,' Bacall told her, "I love the voice…" EXTENDED FAMILY NEWS Brad Scott (1958-2017) Journeyman Hair Stylist Brad Scott will be remembered not only for his creative artistry and tremendous skills with hair, but his wit and an amazing singing voice and his ability to tell great stories. Originally with the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Brad worked at The Majestic Theater in New York as make-up artist and hair stylist for Michael Crawford in Phantom of the Opera, Peter Allen in Legs Diamond, and was the wig master and designer for Glenda Jackson and Christopher Plummer in Macbeth and other renowned theatrical productions. He switched gears and came to California, working at the Shubert Theater and L.A. Opera. Brad desired to work in film and television and acquired the experience to be placed on the Roster, and eventually became a journeyman. His beautiful stylings could be seen on Pirates of the Caribbean, On Stranger Tides and Dead Man's Chest. He was the Department Head on Big Love, Maron, Star Struck, Thieves, Strong Medicine and Roswell, but also worked on dozens of other productions as the "key" or additional hair stylist. Brad Scott was loved by his friends and family, and their sup- port strengthened him when physi- cal injuries sidelined his career for a time. After his recovery, Brad was returning to work but unfortunately, he was called home after many strug- gles. He was such a lovely, talented soul who is now at peace. Donna and Bob Henderson; Donna with Randy Sayer Donna was generous; she collected people. She was every- one's advocate, everybody's cheerleader and she fiercely pro- tected her friends, her actors and her co-workers. She was never what anyone could call 'production-friendly'; she made sure that anyone needing hours got an eight-hour day on her show, and the needs of the talent often took priority over the needs of the production: "Now, you sit there a minute and get yourself together; they can yell at me later. Besides, I need to re-heat this coffee…" Donna is survived by her loving husband Bob, her children Justin (a third-generation make-up artist), Bobby and Terry, her grandchildren Amanda and Andrew, and all of the make- up artists, hair stylists, actors and crews that loved and adored her… you know who you are. You're Donna's friend. Tom was a strong unionist, and served his brothers and sis- ters on the Local 706 Welfare Committee. He earned his Gold Card in 1994 and retired in 1997. Upon his passing, a celebra- tion of life was held in his honor, attended by many of his long- time friends and colleagues. Tom Ellingwood is survived by his longtime love, wife Anne Ellingwood and his son Brenton. In Memoriam

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