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Jennifer Arnold, 67, Costume Dresser on Broadway’s “Phantom of the Opera” for Over Thirty Years

‘Days turned to weeks, and Arnold never woke. On April 1, after her kidneys began to fail, her family removed her from the ventilator and she became one of nearly 20,000 New Yorkers who have died of the virus. There was no funeral. She was buried alone, just her body and a rabbi, who allowed the family to say the Kaddish prayer by phone. Arnold lived a life that was “New York through-and-through,” her friends and family said. She spent childhood summers in a Woodstock artist’s colony with her painter father, librarian mother and two sisters, who explored the woods on their bicycles and dreamed up elaborate games starring fairies and mermaids. Arnold skipped several grades in school and was once expelled over an incident in the girls bathroom that involved fire, a toilet and Jack Kerouac’s daughter. As a teenager, she aspired to be a rock n’ roll groupie. Mimicking Geraldine Chaplin, the daughter of Charlie Chaplin, Arnold tattooed a tiny black dot under each of her eyes — displaying a flare for the dramatic that complemented her dirty blond crown of unruly hair and rotation of eccentric outfits. ‘Everything in Jen’s world had glitter on it.'”
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One Response to “Jennifer Arnold, 67, Costume Dresser on Broadway’s “Phantom of the Opera” for Over Thirty Years”

  1. Pamela Rummel says:

    I miss her. She was such a bright light to everyone who knew her. ❤

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