0727_2012_Smith_Baker_MAC-event_265px.jpgYou’re invited to celebrate the life of Dick Smith: A memorial service will be held this Sunday, Aug. 17, at 10 a.m. at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theater (8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, Calif. 90211). Complimentary parking will be provided at 8920 Wilshire Blvd. and 9025 Wilshire Blvd. Casual dress is encouraged.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a donation to one of Smith’s favorite charities: Amnesty International or the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Groundbreaking make-up artist Smith—whose work on films including The Exorcist, Little Big Man, Taxi Driver, The Godfather and Amadeus earned him the nickname “the godfather of special make-up effects”—died July 30 in Los Angeles after complications from a broken hip. He was 92. Along with his talent and ingenuity, Smith was known as an artist who generously shared his knowledge.
Follow this link for a complete obituary. For more on his career, see Make-Up Artist issues 2556 and 62. We’ll have quotes from artists and filmmakers in Issue 110. Also, you may share your memories of Smith on our tribute website, dicksmith.makeupmag.com.