Ed Wood, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Ed Wood

American screenwriter, director, producer, actor, author, and film editor

Date of Birth: 10-Oct-1924

Place of Birth: Poughkeepsie, New York, United States

Date of Death: 10-Dec-1978

Profession: screenwriter, writer, stage actor, film director, film producer, novelist, film editor, film actor

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Libra


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About Ed Wood

  • Edward Davis Wood Jr.
  • (October 10, 1924 – December 10, 1978) was an American filmmaker, actor, and author. In the 1950s, Wood directed several low-budget science fiction, crime and horror films, notably Glen or Glenda (1953), Jail Bait (1954), Bride of the Monster (1955), Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959), Night of the Ghouls (1959) and The Sinister Urge (1960).
  • In the 1960s and 1970s, he moved towards sexploitation and pornographic films, and wrote over 80 pulp crime, horror and sex novels.
  • Notable for their campy aesthetics, technical errors, unsophisticated special effects, ill-fitting stock footage, eccentric casts, idiosyncratic stories, and non sequitur dialogue, Wood's films remained largely obscure until he was posthumously awarded a Golden Turkey Award for Worst Director of All Time in 1980, renewing public interest in his life and work.Following the publication of Rudolph Grey's 1992 oral biography Nightmare of Ecstasy: The Life and Art of Edward D.
  • Wood Jr., a biopic of his life, Ed Wood (1994), was directed by Tim Burton.
  • Starring Johnny Depp as Wood, the film received two Academy Awards.

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