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Russ Meyer (I) (1922–2004)


The son of a policeman and a nurse, Russ Meyer began winning prizes at 15 with his amateur films. He spent World War II in Europe as a combat cameraman. After the war, he became a professional photographer, shooting some of the earliest Playboy centerfolds. He made his film directorial debut with The Immoral Mr. Teas (1959), the first nudie (... See full bio »

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Other Works:

Provided audio commentary for film Vixen! (1968). See more »

Publicity Listings:

9 Print Biographies | 8 Interviews | 12 Articles | 3 Pictorials | See more »


Alternate Names:

B. Callum | The Late Russ Meyer | E.E. Meyer | R. Albion Meyer

Height:

6' 0¾" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

The girls kick the hell out of the guys. I've always played well at the Ivy League . . . Cornell, Dartmouth. I have never encountered a berating woman. See more »

Trivia:

In the 1980s, directed a video for a rock band who took their name from one of his films, Faster Pussycat. The band names Vixen and Mudhoney also came from Meyer film titles, even though Meyer had no connection to them. See more »

Trademark:

Casts women with abnormally large breasts See more »

Nickname:

King Leer See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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