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Also Known As: Cosmo Forbes, Carlos Keith, Vladimir Ivan Hofschneider, Carlos Keith Died: March 14, 1951
Born: May 7, 1904 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Russia Profession: producer, novelist, screenwriter, poet

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Versatile and prolific writer of novels, nonfiction and poetry who entered film as a protege of David O. Selznick in the early 1930s. Lewton went on to produce a number of stylish, low-budget horror films for RKO, notably the atmospheric "Cat People" (1942), the engagingly macabre "I Walked With A Zombie" (1943) and the chilling "Bedlam" (1946).

Versatile and prolific writer of novels, nonfiction and poetry who entered film as a protege of David O. Selznick in the early 1930s. Lewton went on to produce a number of stylish, low-budget horror films for RKO, notably the atmospheric "Cat People" (1942), the engagingly macabre "I Walked With A Zombie" (1943) and the chilling "Bedlam" (1946).

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1909:
Immigrated to the USA
1928:
With MGM publicity department
1942:
Produced "Cat People"

Education

Columbia University: New York , New York -
Clason Point Military Academy: -
New York Military Academy: -

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wife:
Ruth Lewton. Married in 1929.

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father:
Max Hofschneider. Died in 1908.
mother:
Nina Lewton. Changed family name to Lewton when she settled in the USA; died in 1967 at age 92.
aunt:
Alla Nazimova. Actor.
sister:
Lucy Olga Lewton.
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"Val Lewton: The Reality of Terror" Viking

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