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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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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:

[commenting on his third marriage] I'm a serial bigamist. See more »

Trivia:

After his military service, he returned to Hollywood, and enlisted as industrial cameraman (1945) with the Local 659 Guild of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE). After he was regraded to still man (1955), he found work as still photographer (uncredited) for the long lasting, prestigious The Red Skelton Hour (1951), and the soon-to-be television series Cheyenne (1955)... 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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