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George A. Romero (I) (1940–2017)


George A. Romero never set out to become a Hollywood figure; by all indications, though, he was very successful. The director of the groundbreaking "Living Dead" films was born February 4, 1940 ,in New York City to Ann (Dvorsky) and Jorge Romero. His father was born in Spain and raised in Cuba, and his mother was Lithuanian. He grew up in New York... See full bio »

Died:

(age 77) in Toronto, Canada

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We pay tribute to horror icon George Romero, writer and director of Night of the Living Dead and father of the modern zombie, who has died at the age of 77.

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Known For

Diary of the Dead
(2007)
Land of the Dead
(2005)
Monkey Shines
Monkey Shines Writer
(1988)
Dawn of the Dead
(1978)

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Other Works:

His short story "Clay" was anthologized in "Modern Masters of Horror" edited by Frank Coffey (New York : Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1981). See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 36 Interviews | 13 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Georges A. Romero | George Romero | Romero

Height:

6' 5" (1.96 m)
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Personal Quote:

If you have 60 people dress like zombies and you show them something that you like, you get 60 people doing the exact same thing. My opinion of a good zombie walk is to loll your head as if it's a little too heavy and the muscles have begun to atrophy. See more »

Trivia:

Was a big fan of The Archers (aka the British team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger) movie The Tales of Hoffmann (1951), based on Jacques Offenbach's operetta. He was interviewed at length about his love for the film and especially its artistic direction, use of color and use of fantasy/horror themes in a special feature included on the Criterion Collection's 2005 DVD release of the film.... See more »

Trademark:

Zombie films with an underlying social commentary See more »

Nickname:

King of the Zombies

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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