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Academy Award-Winning Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter Honored with Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

In 2019 when Ruth E. Carter won the Academy Award for her work on Disney/Marvel’s 2018 global box-office smash Black Panther, she made history as the first Black woman to receive the Oscar for costume design.

Carter made history again today as she became the first Black and only the second costume designer ever (Edith Head was the first) to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Carter started her costume design career on films with Spike Lee including School DazeDo The Right Thing and Malcolm X. Carter also worked on Amistad, The Five Heartbeats, What’s Love Got to Do With It, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Selma and most recently, Coming 2 America, which debuts March 5 on Prime Video.

Carter currently sits on the Academy of Arts and Sciences Board of Governors and recently started the Mildred Blount Scholarship Fund in honor of “the Black woman who did the millinery work in Gone With the Wind” who was the first African American member of the Motion Pictures Costumers Union.

Source: GoodBlackNews

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