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Montague George Westmore (12 June 192313 November 2007; age 84), credited as Monty Westmore, was a makeup artist on Star Trek: First Contact and Star Trek: Insurrection. Part of the third generation of Westmore family of makeup artists, he was the brother of veteran Star Trek makeup artist Michael Westmore and the husband of another frequent Trek makeup artist, June Westmore. He was also the nephew of Original Series hair stylist Pat Westmore and the uncle of McKenzie Westmore and Michael Westmore, Jr..

He began his makeup career at Warner Bros. in 1943 as an apprentice to his uncle, Perc Westmore. From 1950 through 1957, he worked at Universal Studios. Westmore then served as a makeup artist on the classic, long-running comedy series The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet during the show's last seven years (1959-66). He was also actress Joan Crawford's personal makeup artist on the films What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) and Straight-Jacket (1964).

He later became the favored makeup artist of actor Paul Newman, working on seventeen of Newman's films over twenty-nine years, from 1971's Sometimes a Great Notion (directed by Newman and also featuring Michael Sarrazin) through 2000's Where the Money Is. Other films on which Westmore worked with Newman include The Towering Inferno (1974), The Drowning Pool (1975, featuring Richard Derr, Andrew Robinson and Gail Strickland), The Verdict (1982), The Color of Money (1986, also starring Bill Cobbs), Fat Man and Little Boy (also starring Dwight Schultz), The Hudsucker Proxy (1994, also with Roy Brocksmith, Bill Cobbs, Christopher Darga, and Noble Willingham), and Message in a Bottle (1999, co-starring John Savage and Raphael Sbarge).

Westmore also worked with Newman on two films directed by Robert Altman, 1976's Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (co-starring Robert DoQui, Joel Grey and Bert Remsen) and 1979's Quintet. Westmore did makeup on three other Robert Altman films: 1977's 3 Women (with Robert Fortier and Sierra Pecheur), 1978's A Wedding (with Fortier, Paul Dooley, Dennis Christopher, Gavan O'Herlihy and Bert Remsen), and 1980's HealtH (with Fortier, Dooley, Henry Gibson, Georgann Johnson and Alfre Woodard).

Westmore was nominated for an Academy Award for his work on the 1991 film Hook, which he shared with Greg Cannom and Christina Smith. He also received Emmy Award nominations for his work on the TV movies Who Will Love My Children? (1983) and The Late Shift (1996). His other makeup credits include Airplane II: The Sequel (starring William Shatner), Stand by Me (starring Wil Wheaton), Alien Nation, Funny About Love (directed by Leonard Nimoy), Chaplin, Jurassic Park, The Shawshank Redemption, Se7en, and U.S. Marshals (directed by Stuart Baird). His final credit was 2000's How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Westmore died of prostate cancer at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California on 13 November 2007. [1]

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