Barbara Matera, owner of the premier costume house serving the New York theatre, died on September 13 at NYU Medical Center in New York. She was 72. The cause of death was a cerebral hemorrhage, said her husband Arthur Matera.
Born Barbara Gray in Kent, England, she began her career in London with the Adelphi Players in Covent Garden, the Ballet Romberg in Stratford-on-Avon, and the Old Vic. She eventually opened her own company, Scott/Gray, Ltd. She moved to the United States in 1960