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Curly Batson (1896–1957)


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Duffy of San Quentin Makeup Department
Attack of the Crab Monsters Makeup Department
Witness to Murder Makeup Department
Carnival Rock Makeup Department


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 1958 She Gods of Shark Reef (makeup artist)
 1957 Carnival Rock (makeup artist)
 1957 Sorority Girl (makeup artist)
 1957 Teenage Doll (makeup artist)
 1957 Rock All Night (makeup artist)
 1957 The Undead (makeup artist)
 1957 Attack of the Crab Monsters (makeup artist - as Curley Batson)
 1957 Not of This Earth (makeup artist)
 1957 Naked Paradise (makeup artist)
 1956 The Flesh Merchant (makeup artist - as Curly Battson)
  TV Reader's Digest (TV Series) (makeup artist - 2 episodes, 1955) (make-up - 1 episode, 1955)
- If I Were Rich (1955) ... (make-up)
- The Brainwashing of John Hayes (1955) ... (makeup artist)
- America's First Great Lady (1955) ... (makeup artist)
 1955 The Man Behind the Badge (TV Series) (makeup artist - 9 episodes)
- The Case of Operation Sabotage (1955) ... (makeup artist)
- The Case of the Hunted Hobo (1955) ... (makeup artist)
- The Case of the Hot Stock (1955) ... (makeup artist)
- The Case of the Wild West (1955) ... (makeup artist)
- The Case of the Capital Crime (1955) ... (makeup artist)
 1955 Apache Woman (makeup artist)
 1954-1955 Treasury Men in Action (TV Series) (makeup artist - 21 episodes)
- Case of the Slippery Eel (1955) ... (makeup artist)
- The Case of the Frightened Man (1955) ... (makeup artist)
- The Case of the Ready Guns (1955) ... (makeup artist)
- The Case of the Man Trap (1955) ... (makeup artist)
- The Case of the Man Next Door (1955) ... (makeup artist)
 1955 The Indiscreet Mrs. Jarvis (TV Short) (makeup artist)
 1954 Police Call (TV Series) (makeup artist - 1 episode)
- Montreal (1954) ... (makeup artist)
 1954 The Steel Cage (makeup artist)
 1954 Witness to Murder (makeup artist)
 1954 Duffy of San Quentin (makeup artist)
 1953 The Great Adventures of Captain Kidd (makeup artist: second unit - uncredited)
 1953 The Cisco Kid (TV Series) (makeup artist - 1 episode)
- Gun Totin' Papa (1953) ... (makeup artist - as Curley Batson)
 1951 The Sun Was Setting (TV Short) (makeup artist - as Curley Batson)
 1951 Family Theatre (TV Series) (makeup artist - 1 episode)
- That I May See (1951) ... (makeup artist)
 1951 Secrets of Beauty (assistant makeup artist)
 1950-1951 Dick Tracy (TV Series) (makeup artist - 3 episodes)
- Hi-Jack (1951) ... (makeup artist)
- Dick Tracy and Flattop (1950) ... (makeup artist)
- Dick Tracy vs. Swami (1950) ... (makeup artist)
 1950 One Too Many (makeup artist)

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Curley Batson | Curly Battson

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The Australian-born Batson married the widow of Elwin Neame - Ivy Close in 1938 and they remained happily married until his death from lung cancer in 1957. His stepsons were the cinematographer, screenwriter, producer and director Ronald Neame and the screenwriter Derek Neame.

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