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Birth information

4 February 1940 The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA

Death information

16 July 2017 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Given Name

George Andrew Romero

Nickname

King of the Zombies

How tall is George A. Romero?

1.96 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Suzanne Desrocher
Christine Forrest
Nancy Romero

Life Story of George A. Romero

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 until attending the renowned Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.

After graduation he began shooting mostly short films and commercials. He and his friends formed Image Ten Productions in the late 1960s and they all chipped in roughly $10,000 apiece to produce what became one of the most celebrated American horror films of all time: Night of the Living Dead (1968). Shot in black-and-white on a budget of just over $100,000, Romero's vision, combined with a solid script written by him and his "Image" co-founder John A. Russo (along with what was then considered an excess of gore), enabled the film to earn back far more than what it cost; it became a cult classic by the early 1970s and was inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress of the United States in 1999. Romero's next films were a...

Significant features of George A. Romero

Often features radio or television news broadcasts playing in the background.
Zombie films with an underlying social commentary
Films often contain extreme carnage with make-up effects by Tom Savini
Strong...

Publications and Magazines about George A. Romero

Tony Williams George A. Romero: Knight of the Living Dead. 2003

Biographical movies about George A. Romero

Digging Up the Dead: The Lost Films of George A. Romero 2005
Dead On: The Life and Cinema of George A. Romero 2008
Dream of the Dead: George Romero 2005

What movies did George A. Romero play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Into the Dark: Exploring the Horror Film , Deadtime Stories: Volume 2 (2011) , The Crazies (2010) , Deadtime Stories: Volume 1 (2009) , Survival of the Dead (2009) , One for the Fire: The Legacy of 'Night of the Living Dead' (2008) , Chill Factor: House Call (2004) , The Dark Half (1993) , Night of the Living Dead (1990) , Tales from the Darkside (1988) , Magic at the Roxy (1976) , The Winners ,
Directors Filmography
Survival of the Dead (2009) , Diary of the Dead (2007) ,...

Birth information

4 February 1940 The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA

Death information

16 July 2017 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Given Name

George Andrew Romero

Nickname

King of the Zombies

How tall is George A. Romero?

1.96 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Suzanne Desrocher
Christine Forrest
Nancy Romero

Life Story of George A. Romero

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 until attending the renowned Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.

After graduation he began shooting mostly short films and commercials. He and his friends formed Image Ten Productions in the late 1960s and they all chipped in roughly $10,000 apiece to produce what became one of the most celebrated American horror films of all time: Night of the Living Dead (1968). Shot in black-and-white on a budget of just over $100,000, Romero's vision, combined with a solid script written by him and his "Image" co-founder John A. Russo (along with what was then considered an excess of gore), enabled the film to earn back far more than what it cost; it became a cult classic by the early 1970s and was inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress of the United States in 1999. Romero's next films were a...

Significant features of George A. Romero

Often features radio or television news broadcasts playing in the background.
Zombie films with an underlying social commentary
Films often contain extreme carnage with make-up effects by Tom Savini
Strong...

Publications and Magazines about George A. Romero

Tony Williams George A. Romero: Knight of the Living Dead. 2003

Biographical movies about George A. Romero

Digging Up the Dead: The Lost Films of George A. Romero 2005
Dead On: The Life and Cinema of George A. Romero 2008
Dream of the Dead: George Romero 2005

What movies did George A. Romero play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Into the Dark: Exploring the Horror Film , Deadtime Stories: Volume 2 (2011) , The Crazies (2010) , Deadtime Stories: Volume 1 (2009) , Survival of the Dead (2009) , One for the Fire: The Legacy of 'Night of the Living Dead' (2008) , Chill Factor: House Call (2004) , The Dark Half (1993) , Night of the Living Dead (1990) , Tales from the Darkside (1988) , Magic at the Roxy (1976) , The Winners ,
Directors Filmography
Survival of the Dead (2009) , Diary of the Dead (2007) ,...

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George A. Romero in Document of the Dead (1980)

Attended Carnegie-Mellon Institute (art, theatre, design), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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George A. Romero in Document of the Dead (1980)

Prior to Night of the Living Dead (1968) he was better known as an industrial filmmaker, who created TV commercials, promotional featurettes and industrial training films. One of his assignments was to shoot short films that were used on the television series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968).

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George A. Romero in Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream (2005)

Frequently cast African-Americans as the heroes of his films, although the roles weren't usually written specifically for any particular race, going against the stereotype of the black character dying early in horror films.

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Ving Rhames, George A. Romero, Mena Suvari, Tyler Bates, Patrick Cady, Christa Campbell, etc.

The 2002 Sight & Sound Greatest Films Poll (2002) listed his Top Ten films as The Brothers Karamazov (1958), Casablanca (1942), Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), High Noon (1952), King Solomon's Mines (1950), North by Northwest (1959), The Quiet Man (1952), Repulsion (1965), Touch of Evil (1958), and The Tales of Hoffmann (1951).

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George A. Romero in Year of the Living Dead (2013)

Originally set to direct Pet Sematary (1989), but when filming was delayed he dropped out and Tom Savini was given the opportunity to direct the film. Savini also eventually passed on it. Finally, Mary Lambert stepped in.

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George A. Romero in Survival of the Dead (2009)

Dawn of the Dead (2004), the remake of his movie Dawn of the Dead (1978), was released before the fourth part of his zombie series Land of the Dead (2005) was even filmed.

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George A. Romero and Boo in Der Affe im Menschen (1988)

When discussing his influences, he has aid that the Universal horror classics made a strong impression on him and his favorite horror film as a child was The Thing from Another World (1951). However, the film he said made him want to be a director was The Red Shoes (1948). While discussing the directors who made a strong impression on him, he said that Orson Welles and Howard Hawks were his favorites, surpassing Alfred Hitchcock.

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George A. Romero

His favorite of his own films, saying it's closest to the vision he had for it, is Martin (1977). He spent much of the time since his smash directorial debut, Night of the Living Dead (1968), trying to distance himself from the horror genre but has said the satisfying experience of creating "Martin" energized him to make Dawn of the Dead (1978), which would become his greatest financial and critical success.

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George A. Romero

He was known for his affability and remaining good friends with former collaborators with whom he had ceased collaboration due to creative or financial reasons.

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George A. Romero

Spent the years between The Dark Half (1993) and Bruiser (2000) working on several projects which never escaped from development hell.

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George A. Romero

Had three children--George Cameron Romero (director of Staunton Hill (2009)--from his first marriage to Nancy Romero from 1974-78. Daughter Tina Romero and youngest son Andrew Romero (who are both in the club scene of Bruiser (2000) at the film's ending) are from his second marriage to Christine Forrest. Tina is a dancer on the side of the stage while The Misfits are playing; Andrew is a little devil with laser pointer rod riding on another character's shoulders.

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George A. Romero

He was posthumously awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6604 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on October 25, 2017.

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George A. Romero

He passed away "peacefully in his sleep" while "listening to the score of The Quiet Man (1952), one his all-time favorite films.

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George A. Romero

He has directed one film that has been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant: Night of the Living Dead (1968).

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George A. Romero, Jackamoe Buzzell, etc.

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George A. Romero and Jackamoe Buzzell at an event for Land of the Dead (2005)

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George A. Romero, Gary Streiner, and Russell Streiner

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George A. Romero and Bill Cardille in Chiller Theater, One More Time (1998)

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Stephen King and George A. Romero in Die unheimlich verrückte Geisterstunde (1982)

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