The makeup industry is mourning the loss of a true pioneer. Dick Smith, most well known for his work on The Godfather, The Exorcist, and Amadeus passed away yesterday at age 92.
While I do not work in special effects, I have always been inspired by Dick Smith’s career and creations. He was dedicated to teaching other makeup artists, and I always made a point to attend any presentation he gave. This is a tremendous loss. RIP to a legend.