Ed Wood

Film director

1924 – 1978

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Who was Ed Wood?

Edward Davis "Ed" Wood, Jr. was an American screenwriter, director, producer, actor, author and film editor.

In the 1950s, Wood made a number of low-budget science fiction, horror and cowboy genre films, intercutting stock footage. In the 1960s and 1970s, he made sexploitation movies and wrote over 80 pulp crime, horror and sex novels. In 1980, he was posthumously awarded a Golden Turkey Award as Worst Director of All Time, renewing public interest in his work. Wood's career and camp approach has earned him and his films a cult following.

Following the publication of Rudolph Grey's biography Nightmare of Ecstasy: The Life and Art of Edward D. Wood, Jr., Wood's life and work have undergone a public rehabilitation of sorts, leading up to director Tim Burton's biopic of Wood's life, Ed Wood, a critically acclaimed film which earned two Academy Awards.

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Born
Oct 10, 1924
Poughkeepsie
Also known as
  • Akdon Telmig
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  • United States of America
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Died
Dec 10, 1978
North Hollywood

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on July 23, 2013

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