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Michael Travis dies at 86; costume designer for Liberace
Michael Travis dies at 86; costume designer for Liberace

Costume designer Michael Travis, who created famously over-the-top outfits for Liberace's stage extravaganzas, died Thursday at his home in Studio City. He was 86. He was hospitalized last month with heart problems and other serious ailments, but he wanted to spend his last days at his home, said his nephew, George Lavdas. Travis also designed for Diana Ross and the Supremes, Nancy Sinatra, Dionne Warwick and many others. He was the costume designer for the frenzied 1960s TV comedy hit "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" and for several specials. In 2010, he was given the Costume Designers Guild Career Achievement Award for television. But he's best known for...

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