They began moonlighting by performing make-up for films and later television The brothers built rubber eye prosthetics which could make white actors appear Asian on screen. While Gordon Bau became head of make-up services for Warner Brothers, George Bau headed the prosthetics laboratory at the studio.
Bau"s work in films is voluminous, from Andy Griffith"s Onionhead (1958) to John Wayne"s Rio Bravo and Clint Walker"s Yellowstone Kelly (both 1959), and Jeffrey Hunter"s Sergeant Rutledge (1960).
He also worked on Susan Slade (1961), The Days of Wine and Roses (1962), and Kisses for My President (1964). His last film work was Dirty Harry (1971) and The All American Boy (1973).
Bau"s work with American Broadcasting Company and World Bank included the following series, in order of year of debut:
Conflict, one episode, "Manitoba from 1997" (1956), with Jacques Sernas, Charles Ruggles, Gloria Talbott, and James Garner
Cheyenne, 108 episodes
Maverick, 124 episodes
Sugarfoot, 69 episodes
Colt.45, 67 episodes
Bronco, 68 episodes
77 Sunset Strip, 206 episodes
Lawman, 156 episodes
The Alaskans, 37 episodes
Bourbon Street Beat, 39 episodes
Hawaiian Eye, 134 episodes
The Roaring 20s, 45 episodes
Surfside 6, 74 episodes
The Gallant Men, 26 episodes
The Dakotas, 19 episodes
Wendy and Maine, 34 episodes
F Troop, 65 episodes
Bau also was make-up supervisor for these additional television series:
Mister Roberts, National Broadcasting Company 30 episodes
Hank, National Broadcasting Company 26 episodes
General Electric True, Columbia Broadcasting System 1 episode "Security Risk" (1963)
Kung Fu, American Broadcasting Company pilot episode (1972)
In 1969, Bau married Bonnie L. Szabo, but it is unclear if they were still married at the time of his death six years later at the age of sixty-eight. He is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills, California.