Charles B. Griffith biography

Charles B. Griffith

Screenwriter, Film director

1930 – 2007

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Who was Charles B. Griffith?

Charles Byron Griffith was a Chicago-born screenwriter, actor and film director, son of Donna Dameral, radio star of Myrt and Marge. along with Charles' grandmother, Myrtle Vail, and was best known for writing Roger Corman productions such as A Bucket of Blood, The Little Shop of Horrors, and Death Race 2000.

He was credited with 29 movies, but is known to have written many more. He had also directed at least six films, acted in six films, was second unit director in six films, produced three films and was production manager of two films.

With a career spanning decades, he is often cited as the father of American black comedy.

During the late fifties and early sixties, Griffith created both redneck classics such as Eat My Dust and black comedies such as A Bucket of Blood and The Little Shop of Horrors. He had a small role in It Conquered the World, which he also wrote, as Dr. Pete Shelton.

Griffith died on September 28, 2007 in San Diego, aged 77, from undisclosed causes.

Quentin Tarantino dedicated his film Deathproof to Griffith, whom he referred to as one of his main influences and called "the father of redneck cinema".

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Born
Sep 23, 1930
Chicago
Also known as
  • Charles Griffith
  • Charles Byron Griffith
  • Chuck
  • Charles B. Griffith Jr.
Parents
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
Sep 28, 2007
San Diego

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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