The Sunshine Boys – 1975

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Old age on Walter Matthau

With Walter Matthau and George Burns. They were both a delight. Dick’s job was to age Walter. Aging his face with “stipple” was easy but he had thick black hair, with a low hairline. Bleaching is tricky, wigs have other problems so Dick proposed thinning out Walter’s hair down to the roots and using hair whitener. Walter agreed. The cut hairs grew out like the beard and had to be electric-shaved daily.

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