Marilyn Monroe - Hairstylist To The Stars Kenneth Battelle Dies
Kenneth Battelle passed away at his home in Wappingers Falls, New York on Sunday (12May13), according to the New York Times.
The hairdresser gained fame in the 1950s for his roster of celebrity clientele, which over the years has included a variety of screen icons like Lucille Ball, former U.S. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and high-profile socialite Brooke Astor.
Born in Syracuse, Battelle attended beauty school after he was discharged from the U.S. Navy and went on to become a popular stylist in Miami, Florida before moving to Manhattan to open his own salon, where he was credited with restoring the Some Like It Hot star's platinum blonde hair and perfecting Onassis' iconic bouffant.
He retired in 2011.