A private memorial to make-up artist Vincent J-R Kehoe will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 at the MUA-TV Studios in Hollywood. Kehoe, a make-up book author, artist and president of RCMA Professional Products, died Aug. 17 in Somis, California. He was 86.
MUA-TV Studios are located on the second floor of the Joe Blasco Makeup Artist Training Center building in Los Angeles. The memorial will be for the Kehoe family only and not open to the public. However, condolences may be sent to the family by filling out the form found here or calling 323-240-1356. (Continued below)
Blasco and Kehoe collaborated on the book The Professional Make-up Artist. Kehoe wrote more than a dozen books on make-up, including Special Make-Up Effects; The Technique of Film and Television Make-Up; The Technique of the Professional Make-Up Artist for Film, Television and Stage; and Photographic Make-Up for Stills and Movies.
A former professional ski instructor, Kehoe served in the U.S. Signal Corps during World War II before embarking on a professional make-up career in 1940. He served as make-up department head for CBS in New York (designing all the Ford Theatre and Studio One productions) and for the NBC Hallmark Hall of Fame series. His filmography includes the musical Carousel, the 1958 horror classic The Blob and the dramas Giant, The Thomas Crown Affair and Charly. All in all, he oversaw make-up for more than 3,000 major TV, film and stage productions. The list of celebrities he made up is long and varied, ranging from Grace Kelly to Boris Karloff.