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|Born:||April 5, 1926||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Detroit, Michigan, USA||Profession:||Producer ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Joined 20th Century-Fox as messenger
Became story analyst for Fox
First film as co-producer (also co-story), "Highway Dragnet"
First film as producer for own production company (Palo Alto), "Monster from the Ocean Floor"
First film distributed by American International Pictures, "The Fast and the Furious"
Feature directing debut (also producer), "Five Guns West"
Acted in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather Part II" as one of the senators on the congressional committee
Directed the original version of "The Little Shop of Horrors" in only two days
Made a series of adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe stories starring Vincent Price, including "The House of Usher/The Fall of the House of Usher" (1960), "The Pit and the Pendulum" (1961), "Premature Burial" (1962), "Tales of Terror" (1962) "The Raven" (1963), "The Masque of the Red Death" (1964) and "The Tomb of Ligeia" (1964)
Directed William Shatner in "The Intruder," based on a short story by Charles Beaumont
Retired from directing to concentrate on production and distribution through his company New World Pictures
Through his company New World Pictures, produced and distributed "Death Race 2000"
Sold New World Pictures for $16.5 million (January) which had become the largest independent production and distribution company in the US
Founded Concorde/New Horizons, a production company
Returned to directing with the poorly received, "Frankenstein Unbound"
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