George A. Romero Biography (1940-)

Full name, George Andrew Romero; born February 4, 1940, in Bronx, NY; father,a commercial artist; married Nancy (an advertising executive; some sources says a costume designer), 1971 (divorced, 1978); married Christine Forrest (anactress, producer, director, and casting director), 1981; children: (first marriage) Cam. Addresses: Agent: Gersh Agency, 232 North Canon Dr., Suite 202, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, cinematographer, film editor, writer
Birth Details
February 4, 1940
Bronx, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Director, The Man from the Meteor (short film), 1954
  • Director, Gorilla (short film), 1954
  • Director, Earthbottom (short film), 1954
  • Director, Curly (short film), 1958
  • Director, Slant (short film), 1958
  • Director, Expostulations (short film), c. 1960
  • Director, camera operator, and editor, Night of the Living Dead (also known as Night of Anubis and Night of the Flesh Eaters), Continental, 1968
  • Director, camera operator, and editor, There's Always Vanilla(also known as The Affair), Cambist, 1972
  • Director, camera operator, and editor, The Crazies (also known asCode Name: Trixie and The Mad People), Cambist, 1973
  • Director, camera operator, and editor, Hungry Wives (also known asJack's Wife and Season of the Witch), Latent Image, 1973
  • Director and editor, Martin, Libra, 1977
  • Director, editor (with Kenneth Davidow), and composer for director'scut, Dawn of the Dead (also known as Dawn of the Living Dead, Zombi, Zombie: Dawn of the Dead, and Zombies), United Film, 1979
  • Director and editor (with Pasquale Buba), Knightriders, United Film, 1981
  • Producer and director; also editor of the segment "Something to Tide YouOver," Creepshow, Warner Bros., 1982
  • Director, Day of the Dead, United Film, 1985
  • Director, Monkey Shines (also known as Ella and Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear), Orion, 1988
  • Director, "The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar," Due occhi diabolici (also known as Two Evil Eyes), 1990
  • Executive producer, Night of the Living Dead (remake), 1990
  • Executive producer and director, The Dark Half, Orion, 1993
  • Director, Night of the Living Dead: 30th Anniversary Edition, Anchor Bay Entertainment, 1999
  • Director, Bruiser, Lions Gate Films, 2000
  • Director, The Ill, 2001
  • Director, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, 2001
  • Film Appearances
  • Washington reporter, Night of the Living Dead (also known as Night of Anubis and Night of the Flesh Eaters), Continental, 1968
  • Television director, Dawn of the Dead (also known as Dawn of the Living Dead, Zombi, Zombie: Dawn of the Dead, and Zombies), United Film, 1979
  • Father Howard, Martin, Libra, 1979
  • Zombie with scarf, Day of the Dead, United Film, 1985
  • Himself, Scream Greats Vol. 1: Tom Savini Master of Horror Make-up(also known as Scream Greats, Vol. 1), 1986
  • Gromero, Lot swierkowej gesi (also known as Flight of the Spruce Goose), 1987
  • Himself, Drive-In Madness! (also known as Screen Scaries),1987
  • Himself, Lightning over Braddock: A Rustbowl Fantasy, 1988
  • Document of the Dead, 1989
  • FBI agent in Memphis, The Silence of the Lambs, 1991
  • Himself, The American Nightmare (documentary), 2001
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Creator and executive producer, Tales from the Darkside, syndicated, 1984-85
  • Producer of The Winners, a series of sports documentaries.
  • Specials
  • Executive producer, Tales from the Darkside, syndicated, 1983
  • Episodic
  • Director of episodes of the series Tales from the Darkside, syndicated.
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • Heartstoppers: Horror at the Movies, 1992
  • Masters of Fantasy: John Carpenter, Sci-Fi Channel, 1998
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Director, Scream (music video by the Misfits), 1999
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Night of the Living Dead (also known as Night of Anubis andNight of the Flesh Eaters), Continental, 1968
  • The Crazies (also known as Code Name: Trixie and The MadPeople), Cambist, 1973
  • Hungry Wives (also known as Jack's Wife and Season of the Witch), Latent Image, 1973
  • Martin, Libra, 1977, novelization (with Susanna Sparrow) publishedby Stein & Day (New York City), 1977
  • Dawn of the Dead (also known as Dawn of the Living Dead, Zombi, Zombie: Dawn of the Dead, and Zombies), United Film, 1979, novelization (with Sparrow) published by St. Martin's (New York City), 1979
  • Knightriders, United Film, 1981
  • Day of the Dead, United Film, 1985
  • Creepshow 2 (based on stories by Stephen King), New World, 1987
  • Monkey Shines (also known as Ella and Monkey Shines: AnExperiment in Fear; based on a novel by Michael Stewart), Orion, 1988
  • "The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar," Due occhi diabolici (alsoknown as Two Evil Eyes), 1990
  • "Cat from Hell" (based on a story by King), in Tales from the Darkside: The Movie, Paramount, 1990
  • Night of the Living Dead (remake), 1990
  • The Dark Half (based on a novel by King), Orion, 1993
  • Night of the Living Dead: 30th Anniversary Edition, Anchor Bay Entertainment, 1999
  • Bruiser, Lions Gate Films, 2000
  • The Ill, 2001
  • The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, 2001
  • Television Specials
  • Tales from the Darkside, 1983
  • Television Episodes
  • Author of episodes of the series Tales from the Darkside, syndicated.
  • Other Writings
  • The short story "Clay" was anthologized in Modern Masters of Horror, edited by Frank Coffey.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books:
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, April, 1997, Volume 2: Directors, St. James Press (Detroit, MI), 1996.
    Periodicals:
    • Total Film, pp. 76-80.

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