In Memory of Charles Gregory Ross
Today, we have unfortunately learned that celebrity hairstylist Charles Gregory Ross has passed away of Coronavirus. Hollywood heavy hitters like Tyler Perry, Viola Davis, Ava DuVernay and Lee Daniels wrote heartfelt messages to their friend and colleague.
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I was fortunate to finally work with @charlesgregorytherenowned. He was a BRILLIANT hairstylist and did his MAGIC on @usvsbillieholiday ..Whenever l complained about anyone’s hair he’d say “lemme just slap some grease on it.. it’ll be ok”! 😂.. and it was!!! .. the virus took him today. Please say a prayer for this wonderful man and his family. 💔💔💔
Charles Gregory Ross showed his amazing artistry on numerous films. So often the people behind the screen don't get the praise they deserve. They work that Ross did was crucial to the viewing experience. This is especially true for period films which Ross worked on often. I included trailers for the films and series that I could find so that you could see his art in motion.
A Timeline of Ross' Period Film Work
Miss Evers' Boys (1997)
|Laurence Fishburne as Caleb Humphries and Alfre Woodard as Eunice Evers, R.N.|
Mama Flora's Family (1998)
Passing Glory (1999)
Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years (1999)
|Mykelti Williamson and Lonette McKee as Papa Delany and Mama Delany|
Remember the Titans (2000)
|Denzel Washington and Nicole Ari Parker as Coach Herman Boone and Carol Boone|
|Jeffrey Wright and Carmen Ejogo as Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King|
Lackawanna Blues (2005)
|S. Epatha Merkerson as Rachel 'Nanny' Crosby and Marcus Carl Franklin as Ruben Santiago Jr.|
|Paula Patton as Angel Davenport|
Black Dynamite (2009)
|Michael Jai White and Salli Richardson-Whitfield as Black Dynamite and Gloria|
The Trip to Bountiful (2014)
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Charles Gregory Ross.