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Theoni Aldredge, costume designer, dies

Theoni V. Aldredge, an award-winning costume designer who created memorable outfits for more than 300 stage and film projects, including "Gypsy," "A Chorus Line," "Dreamgirls" and "42nd Street," has died. She was 78.

Her husband, actor Tom Aldredge, said she died Friday at a hospice in Connecticut.

She won three Tonys for "Annie," "Barnum" and "La Cage Aux Folles" and an Oscar in 1975 for designing costumes for "The Great Gatsby," starring Robert Redford.

Aldredge, known for her ability to go from Las Vegas stage shows to opera, and to create everything from Elizabethan period costumes to contemporary street fashion, was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame.

She was the principal designer for Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival for years.- AP

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