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Roger Corman

Roger Corman

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Born: April 5, 1926 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA Profession: Producer ...
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Joined 20th Century-Fox as messenger
1949:
Became story analyst for Fox
1954:
First film as co-producer (also co-story), "Highway Dragnet"
1954:
First film as producer for own production company (Palo Alto), "Monster from the Ocean Floor"
1954:
First film distributed by American International Pictures, "The Fast and the Furious"
1955:
Feature directing debut (also producer), "Five Guns West"
1974:
Acted in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather Part II" as one of the senators on the congressional committee
1960:
Directed the original version of "The Little Shop of Horrors" in only two days
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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)
1962:
Directed William Shatner in "The Intruder," based on a short story by Charles Beaumont
1971:
Retired from directing to concentrate on production and distribution through his company New World Pictures
1975:
Through his company New World Pictures, produced and distributed "Death Race 2000"
1983:
Sold New World Pictures for $16.5 million (January) which had become the largest independent production and distribution company in the US
1983:
Founded Concorde/New Horizons, a production company
1990:
Returned to directing with the poorly received, "Frankenstein Unbound"
2001:
Created his first TV series "Black Scorpion"
2008:
Was the executive producer of "Death Race"
2015:
Produced the TV movie "Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf"
2015:
Voiced a role in the animated film "Extraordinary Tales"

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