birth place: Rushville, USA
birth date: 16 April 1886
zodiac sign: aries
death place: Culver City, USA
death date: 7 April 1974
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Howard Greer was a Hollywood fashion designer and a costume designer in the Golden Age of American cinema, couturier for the privileged customers as well as fashion designer for mass markets.
Greer began his fashion career at Lucile in 1916, working in both her New York City and Chicago branches before serving in France in World War I. After the war, he remained in Europe, working for Lucille, Paul Poiret, and Molyneux, and designing for the theatre.
He returned to America in 1921, and through his theatre work was hired as chief designer for Famous Players-Lasky studios, which was later to emerge from several reorganizations and mergers as Paramount Pictures.
Greer left his post at Paramount and opened his own couture operation in Hollywood in December 1927, where he designed custom clothing for the stars until his retirement in 1962. He also continued to create costumes for films into the 1950s, and designed mass-market clothing.
His best known film work includes the Katharine Hepburn films Christopher Strong (1933) and Bringing Up Baby (1938), and the gowns for her 1940's film My Favorite Wife.