Donald Brooks

Donald Brooks


Donald Brooks, a costume designer who first impressed on Fashion Avenue before making a career in the theatre, died Aug. 1, 2005, at Stony Brook University Hospital on Long Island of complications from a heart attack suffered in July. He was 77. Mr. Brooks' first Broadway costume design was for the 1962 Richard Rodgers musical No Strings. He got the job in a way that bespoke of his fashion-world background. Employing an African-American model (the show was to star Diahann Carroll), he paraded his designs before Rodgers. The composer hired him, and Mr. Brooks won his first and only Tony Award nomination.

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  • Born: Jan 10, 1928 in New Haven, CT, USA
  • Death: Aug 1, 2005 in Long Island, NY, USA


Tony Award
1962 Costume Design (Play or Musical) No Strings Nominee

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