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Also Known As: John Foam, Antonio Roman, Mickey Lion, John Hold, John M Old Died: April 27, 1980
Born: July 31, 1914 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Italy Profession: director, director of photography, assistant cameraman

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Began his career by shooting two early short films for Roberto Rossellini, graduating to feature director in 1960. Bava specialized in mindless movies with lots of sweat, low-budget action and garish color. His playful understanding of the cliches he dealt with has earned cult status for many of his genre pieces. Bava's son Lamberto (aka John Old, Jr.) is also a director.

Began his career by shooting two early short films for Roberto Rossellini, graduating to feature director in 1960. Bava specialized in mindless movies with lots of sweat, low-budget action and garish color. His playful understanding of the cliches he dealt with has earned cult status for many of his genre pieces. Bava's son Lamberto (aka John Old, Jr.) is also a director.

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  Baron Blood (1972) Director
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  Antefatto (1971) Director
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  Danger: Diabolik (1968) Director

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1939:
First short film as director of photography, Roberto Rossellini's "Il tacchino prepotente"
1943:
First feature as director of photography, "L'avventura di Annabella"
1946:
Short film directing debut (also director of photography), "L'orecchio"
1960:
Feature directing debut (also co-writer; director of photography), "La maschera del demonio/Black Sunday"
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father:
Eugenio Bava. Director of photography.
son:
Lamberto Bava. Born on April 3, 1944.

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