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Russ Meyer (I) (1922–2004)


Russell Albion Meyer was born in San Leandro, California, to Lydia Lucinda (Hauck), a nurse, and William Arthur Meyer, a police officer, who divorced during his childhood. His parents were both of German descent. 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... See full bio »

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Known For

Up!
Up! Director
(1976)
Motorpsycho!
Motorpsycho! Director
(1965)

Filmography

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Personal Details

Other Works:

18 pin-up photographs he took in 1950-60s on display in Santa Monica, then New York City, in 2000 and 2002. See more »

Publicity Listings:

9 Print Biographies | 8 Interviews | 13 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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Nothing is obscene providing it is done in bad taste. See more »

Trivia:

His films have influenced both John Waters and John Landis. Waters has often cited him as inspiration for his female characters. See more »

Trademark:

Almost never pans or tilts or dollies his camera, suggests movement through editing, specifically montage. See more »

Nickname:

King Leer See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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