Death of Kenneth Battelle

May 12, 2013
Wappingers Falls, New York

Famous hairdresser dies at age 86
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SAMANTHA CRITCHELL, The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Kenneth Battelle, the hairdresser who gave both Jacqueline Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe their calling-card hairdos in the 1950s and '60s, has died at age 86, said Kevin Lee, creative director of Battelle's company, on Tuesday.

Lee said Battelle died Sunday at his home in Wappingers Falls, N.Y. He said Battelle will be remembered for "creating modern-day hair."

Battelle made a splash in the worlds of fashion, celebrity and...

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