Date of birth : November 2, 1907, London.
Date of death : May 28, 1997, Beverly Hills, California.
Profession hairstylist for the Hollywood studios. Chief hairstylist at the MGM.
His parents Eugene Abraham (born in February 1868, Orenburg, Russia) and Annie Smitkin (1874, Russia-November 20, 1968, Montréal) married in Johannesburg, South Africa on December 10, 1906
They emigrated in England at the end of the 19th Century, and settled in Canada en 1909, and first lived in Winnipeg then in Montreal.
They had 8 children
* Olga (September 1894, London-1989). She was a piano teacher in Montreal.
* Hyam Myer (September 1897-1900)
* Dorothy (March 1899, London-February 13, 1936, Montreal)
* Theodore Matthias (Born on June 26, 1901, London)
* Eva (June 1906, south Africa-May 18, 2006, Montreal).
In 1924, he started as an apprentice stylist at the McAlpin Hotel in New York. He then worked at Antoine de
He then had his own salon at Bonwit Teller.
In 1935 Louis B.Mayer made him come to Hollywood, after the head of the studios had discovered that Joan
Since, he cut hair and combed generations of stars, including Greta Garbo in "Camille" and Vivien Leigh in "Gone With the Wind".
Link with Marilyn
He also frequently did her hair for official occasions, as for the party in the honor of Nikita Khrouchtchev, on
Letter from the Marilyn Monroe Productions to the Fox about Guilaroff's service, dated February 11, 1960
He was Marilyn's hairdresser in "Let’s Make Love", in 1960 ,,
At the same time, Yves Montand was on the production of "Let's Make Love" with Marilyn; his wife, Simone
He designed Marilyn's hairstyle in "The Misfits" (1961) (;).
He belonged to the pallbearers of Marilyn's casket the day of her funeral ,,