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Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)

Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809, in Boston, Massachusetts. His father, named David Poe Jr., and his mother, named Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe, were touring actors. Both parents died in 1811, and Poe became an orphan before he was 3 years old. He was adopted by John Allan, a tobacco merchant in Richmond, Virginia, and was sent to a ... See full bio »

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  The Mask of the Red Death (based on a story by) (announced)
  Ligeia (short story) (filming)
 2014 Silêncio & Sombra (inspired by) (post-production)
  El corazón delator (based on a story by) (post-production)
 2014/III Nevermore (Short) (poem) (completed)
 2014/I The Tell-Tale Heart (inspired by) (completed)
 2014/I The Raven (Short) (story) (completed)
 2014/II Delirium (Short) (book) (completed)
 2015 Fear the Crooked Corpse (story)
 2014 Terroir (story "The Cask of Amontillado")
 2014 Stonehearst Asylum (based on a short story by)
  Theatre Fantastique (TV Mini-Series) (short story - 1 episode, 2014) (based on a story by - 1 episode, 2014)
- A Descent Into a Maelstrom (2014) ... (short story)
- The Madness of Roderick Usher (2014) ... (based on a story by)
 2014 Gamens öga (Short) (story "The Tell-Tale Heart")
 2014 Lenore (story: "To Lenore")
 2014/II The Cask of Amontillado (Short) (story)
 2014 Edgar Allan Poe's Berenice (Short) (original story)
 2014 Edgar Allan Poe's the Cask (Short) (original story)
 2014 Edgar Allan Poe's the Man of the Crowd (Short) (original story)
 2013 Under (Short) (short story "The Tell-Tale Heart")
 2013 Pukotina (Short) (story)
 2013 Entrañas (Short) (original story)
 2013/II The Bells (Short) (original story)
 2013 Kingdom by the Sea (Short) (writer)
 2013 O Homem das Multidões (short story)
 2013 Contos do Edgar (TV Series) (original story - 5 episodes)
- Cecilia (2013) ... (original story)
- Lenora (2013) ... (original story)
- Priscila (2013) ... (original story)
- Iris (2013) ... (original story)
- Berê (2013) ... (original story)
 2012/II Within (Short) (influenced by a poem of)
 2012/II Music Box (Short) (story "The Tell-Tale Heart")
 2012 Berenice (Short) (original story)
 2012 Requiem for the Damned (stories)
 2012 El corazón delator (Short) (story)
 2012 The Fall of the House of Usher (Short) (short story)
 2011 1313: Haunted Frat (Video) (story)
 2011/II Focus (Short) (short story)
 2011 Morella (Short) (story)
 2011 Krui-TV (TV Series) (poem - 1 episode)
- Episode #8.2 (2011) ... (poem)
 2011 The Oval Portrait (Short) (writer)
 2010 Oysters & Pearls (Short) (short story "The Tell-Tale Heart")
 2010/II The Raven (Short) (story)
 2010/I True (Short) (story)
 2010/III The Raven (Short) (based in part on a story by)
 2010 The Tell-Tale Heart (Short) (based on a short story by)
 2010 Mea Maxima Culpa (Short)
 2010 Point of No Return (TV Series) (original story - 1 episode)
- The Tell-Tale Heart (2010) ... (original story)
 2010 The Horror Vault 3 (Video) (inspired by the works of)
 2010 The Masque of the Red Death (Short) (original story)
 2009 Syner (Video) (short story)
 2009 The Gold Bug (short story)
 2009 La morte rossa (Short) (story)
 2009 The Tomb (short story "Ligeia")
 2009 Expediente EV-0043 (Short) (based on a story by)
 2009/I The Tell-Tale Heart (Short) (short story)
 2009 This Evening's Discourse (Short) (short story)
 2009 Tell Tale (short story "The Tell-Tale Heart" - as Edgar Allen Poe)
 2009 The Pit and the Pendulum (story)
 2009 The Last Ache (Short) (short story "The Tell-Tale Heart")
 2009/II The Tell-Tale Heart (Short) (adapted from the classic story by)
 2009/III The Tell-Tale Heart (Short) (short story)
 2009 The Horror Vault 2 (Video) (inspired by the works of)
 2009/I Annabel Lee (Short)
 2009/II Annabel Lee (poem)
 2008/III The Tell Tale Heart (Short) (original story)
 2008 The Cask of Amontillado (Short)
 2008/I The Tell-Tale Heart (Short) (story)
 2008 The Raven (Short) (adapted from the poem written by)
 2008 Morella (Short) (story)
 2008/II The Tell Tale Heart (Short) (short story)
 2008/II The Tell-Tale Heart (Short) (story)
 2008/I The Tell Tale Heart (Short)
 2007 El cuervo (Short) (novel)
 2007 The Bottle of Chateau Margaux (Short) (short story "The Cask of Amontillado")
 2007 The Tell-Tale Heart (Short) (story)
 2007 Congestion of the Brain (Short) (story)
 2007 The Raven (TV Movie) (story)
 2007 Berenice (Short) (story)
 2007 Never Bet the Devil Your Head (Short) (story)
 2007 Masters of Horror (TV Series) (short story "The Black Cat" - 1 episode)
- The Black Cat (2007) ... (short story "The Black Cat" - as Edgar A. Poe)
 2007 E.A.P. (Short) (story)
 2006 The Tell Tale Heart (Short) (story)
 2006 The Raven (Video)
 2006/II The Tell-Tale Heart (Short) (based on a short story by)
 2006/I The Tell-Tale Heart (Short) (story)
 2006 The House of Usher (short story)
 2006 Der Verrückte, das Herz und das Auge (Short) (story "The Tell-Tale Heart")
  Racconti neri (TV Series) (1 episode, 2006) (short story "The Mask of the Red Death" - 1 episode, 2006) (short story "Morella" - 1 episode, 2006) (short story "The Tell-Tale Heart" - 1 episode, 2006)
- La maschera della morte rossa (2006) ... (short story "The Mask of the Red Death")
- Morella (2006) ... (short story "Morella")
- Il rumore del cuore (2006) ... (short story "The Tell-Tale Heart")
 2006 The Tell-Tale Heart (Video) (original story)
 2005 Berenice (Short) (story)
 2005 Lunacy (story)
 2005 The Tell Tale Heart (Short)
 2005 The Raven (Short)
 2004 El hombre largo (TV Movie) (story)
 2004 Berenice (Video) (short story)
 2004 The Tell-Tale Heart (Short)
 2003 Il gatto nero (Short) (novel)
 2003 Vrah jsi ty (TV Movie) (story)
 2003 El corazón delator (Short) (story "The Tell-Tale Heart")
 2003 El barril del amontillado (TV Movie) (story)
 2003 The Tell-Tale Heart (Video short) (story)
 2003 The Raven (Short) (poem)
 2003 Das verräterische Herz (Short) (story "The Tell-Tale Heart")
 2002 The Night Prowler (Short) (book "The Imp of the Perverse")
 2002 Killed by Lightning (novelette The Murders in the Rue Morgue)
 2002 Alone (poem "Alone")
 2002 The Mesmerist (original story)
 2002 Hatred of a Minute (poem)
 2002 Silencio (Short) (story)
 2001 The Fear (TV Series) (story)
 2001 Le portrait ovale (Short) (novel)
 2000 The Raven (Short) (poem - as E.A. Poe)
 2000 Usher (Short) (story)
 2000 Annabel Lee (Short)
 1999/II Corazón delator (Short) (book)
 1999/I Corazón delator (Short) (story "The Tell-Tale Heart")
 1999 The Tell Tale Heart (TV Short) (story)
 1999 Morella (story)
 1999 The Raven... Nevermore (Short) (poem "The Raven")
 1999 El escarabajo de oro (novel)
 1999 William Wilson (Short) (story)
 1998/I Mind's Eye (Short) (story "The Tell-Tale Heart")
 1997 The Oval Portrait (Short) (story)
 1997 Twisted (Video) (based on works by)
 1996 Het verraderlijke hart (Video short) (story "The Tell-Tale Heart")
 1995 Tales of Mystery and Imagination (TV Series) (short story - 2 episodes)
- The Black Cat ... (short story)
- The Fall of the House of Usher ... (short story)
 1995 The Black Cat (Short)
 1995 The Dark Eye (Video Game) (stories)
 1995 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (stories and poems - 1 episode)
- Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul (1995) ... (stories and poems)
 1994 Drug-Taking and the Arts (Documentary) (letters)
 1993 The Mummy Lives (story "Some Words with A Mummy" - suggestion)
 1992 Tale of a Vampire (based on a story)
 1992 Fool's Fire (TV Movie) (story "Hop-Frog")
 1992 La chute de la maison Usher (Short) (novel)
 1991 The Tell-Tale Heart (Video short) (story)
 1991 The Tell-Tale Heart (TV Short) (story "The Tell-Tale Heart")
 1991 Cztery razy rezyser (TV Movie) (short stories)
 1991 The Pit and the Pendulum (story)
 1990 The Simpsons (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Treehouse of Horror (1990) ... (written by - segment "The Raven")
 1990 Haunting Fear (Video) (story "Premature Burial")
 1990 The Haunting of Morella (story)
 1990 Buried Alive (story)
 1990 Two Evil Eyes (stories)
 1989/II Masque of the Red Death (story)
 1989/I Masque of the Red Death (short story)
 1989 The House of Usher (story)
 1989 Demons 6: De Profundis (story "The Black Cat")
 1986 El hombre de la multitud (Short) (story)
 1986 The Tell-Tale Heart (Short)
 1986 The Murders in the Rue Morgue (TV Movie) (story)
 1986 The Rose King (poem "The Raven")
 1985 Berenice (Short) (story)
 1985 The Sphinx (Short) (original story)
 1985 The Wild Raven (poem)
 1984 Kyvadlo, jáma a nadeje (Short) (story "The Pit and the Pendulum")
 1983 En busca del dragón dorado (story "The Gold-Bug")
 1982 Historias para no dormir (TV Mini-Series) (tale - 1 episode)
- El trapero (1982) ... (tale)
 1982 Zánik domu Usheru (Short) (story "The Fall of the House of Usher")
 1982 Az elitélt (TV Movie)
 1982 Revenge in the House of Usher (story "The Fall of the House of Usher")
  Histoires extraordinaires (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes, 1981) (short story - 2 episodes, 1981) (novel - 1 episode, 1981) (tale - 1 episode, 1981)
- The Fall of the House of Usher (1981) ... (story)
- La lettre volée (1981) ... (short story)
- Ligeia (1981) ... (story)
- Le scarabée d'or (1981) ... (short story)
 1981 The Black Cat (story)
 1980 Die schwarze Katze (TV Movie) (story)
 1980 The Raven (Short) (original story)
 1980 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Gold Bug (1980) ... (story - as Edgar Allen Poe)
 1980 The Fog (quotation - uncredited)
 1979 Das verräterische Herz (TV Movie) (story)
 1979 The Fall of the House of Usher (TV Movie) (story)
 1979 The Tell-Tale Heart (Short) (original story)
 1979 I racconti fantastici di Edgar Allan Poe (TV Mini-Series) (story)
 1978 Novela (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- El misterio de María Roget (1978) ... (novel)
 1977 Valdemar, el homonculus dormido (Short) (novel)
 1975-1976 Centre Play (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes)
- William Wilson (1976) ... (story)
- The Imp of the Perverse (1975) ... (story)
 1976 The Destroying Angel (story)
 1976 The Fall of the House of Usher (Short) (story)
 1975 El acomodador (story)
 1975 El quinto jinete (TV Series) (story "The Black Cat" - 1 episode)
- El gato negro (1975) ... (story "The Black Cat")
 1974 Night of the Assassins (story "The Cat and the Canary")
 1974 El trapero (TV Movie) (story)
 1974 Satanás de todos los horrores (story "The Fall of The House of Usher" - as Edgar A. Poe)
 1974 Los libros (TV Series) (excerpts - 1 episode)
- Poe o la atracción del abismo (1974) ... (excerpts)
 1974 Les grands détectives (TV Series) (based on story by - 1 episode)
- Le Chevalier Dupin: La lettre volée (1974) ... (based on story by)
 1973 Hilda Muramer (TV Movie) (story "Metzengerstein")
 1973 The Mansion of Madness (story "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether")
 1973 Le double assassinat de la rue Morgue (TV Movie) (short story)
 1973 The Sabbat of the Black Cat (story "The Black Cat")
 1972 Legend of Horror (story "The Tell Tale Heart")
 1972 One Minute Before Death (story "The Oval Portrait")
 1972 System (TV Short) (story "The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether")
 1972 Ficciones (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1972 Beczka amontillado (TV Short) (story "The Cask of Amontillado")
 1972 Bicie serca (TV Short) (short story)
 1971 A.C. Dupin zasahuje (TV Mini-Series) (story - 3 episodes)
- Vrah si ty ... (story)
- Ukradnuty list ... (story)
- Vrazda v ulici morgue ... (story)
 1971 The Tell-Tale Heart (Short) (story)
 1971 Hjertet der sladrede (TV Short) (story "The Tell-Tale Heart")
 1971 Murders in the Rue Morgue (story)
 1971 Hora once (TV Series) (plays - 1 episode)
- Eleonora (1971) ... (plays)
 1971 La maschera della morte rossa (Short) (short story - uncredited)
 1969 Maska crvene smrti (Short) (story)
 1969 World Wide Adventures: Annabel Lee (Short) (novel)
 1969 The Oblong Box (story - uncredited)
 1968 House of Evil (story)
 1968 Detective (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1968) ... (story)
 1966-1968 Mystery and Imagination (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes)
- The Telltale Heart (1968) ... (story)
- The Fall of the House of Usher (1966) ... (story)
 1968 Spirits of the Dead (story "Metzengerstein" - segment "Metzengerstein", as Edgar Allan Poë) / (story "Ne pariez jamais votre tête avec le Diable {Never Bet the Devil Your Head}" - segment "Toby Dammit", as Edgar A. Poë) / (story "William Wilson" - segment "William Wilson", as Edgar Allan Poë)
 1968 Witchfinder General (poem "The Conqueror Worm" - uncredited)
  Historias para no dormir (TV Series) (1 episode, 1966) (tale - 2 episodes, 1966 - 1967)
- El cuervo (1967) ... (tale)
- El pacto (1966) ... (tale)
- El túnel (1966)
 1967 The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism (story "The Pit and the Pendulum")
 1967 Tras la puerta cerrada (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode)
- El último reloj (1967) ... (short story)
 1966 The Black Cat (story)
 1965 City in the Sea (based on "City in the Sea")
 1965 Master of Horror (stories "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" and "The Cask of Amontillado")
 1965 El trapero (TV Movie) (story)
 1964 The Tomb of Ligeia (short story)
 1964 The Masque of the Red Death (from a story by)
 1964 The Pit and the Pendulum (TV Short) (story "The Pit and the Pendulum")
 1963 Det förrädiska hjärtat (TV Movie) (play)
 1963 The Haunted Palace (poem - as Edgar Allen Poe)
 1963 Ett fat amontillado (TV Movie) (short story "The Cask of Amontillado")
 1963 The Blancheville Monster (story - uncredited)
 1963 The Raven (poem)
 1962 Tales of Terror (based on the stories by)
 1962 Premature Burial (story)
 1962 The Pit (Short) (from the story by)
 1961 Le scarabée d'or (Short) (story)
 1961 Thriller (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Premature Burial (1961) ... (story)
 1961 Pit and the Pendulum (story "The Pit and the Pendulum")
 1961 Great Ghost Tales (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- William Wilson (1961) ... (story)
 1960 The Tell-Tale Heart (story "The Tell-Tale Heart")
 1960 The Robert Herridge Theater (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Tell-Tale Heart (1960) ... (story)
 1960 Obras maestras del terror (stories The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar, The Cask of Amontillado, and The Tell-Tale Heart)
 1960 House of Usher (story "The Fall of The House of Usher")
 1959 Berenice (TV Movie) (story)
 1959 Ligeia (TV Movie) (story)
 1959 El corazón delator (TV Movie)
 1958 The Tell-Tale Heart (Short) (story)
 1956-1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series) (story - 3 episodes)
- The Cask of Amontillado (1957) ... (story)
- The Tell-Tale Heart (1956) ... (story)
- The Fall of the House of Usher (1956) ... (story)
 1957 Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode)
- The Cask of Amontillado (1957) ... (short story)
 1956 Manfish (stories The Gold Bug and The Tell-Tale Heart)
 1954 Bérénice (Short) (story)
 1954 Das verräterische Herz (TV Movie) (novel)
 1954 Die Galerie der großen Detektive (TV Series) (story "The Purloined Letter" - 1 episode)
- Auguste Dupin findet den entwendeten Brief (1954) ... (story "The Purloined Letter")
 1954 Phantom of the Rue Morgue (story "The Murders in the Rue Morgue")
 1954 Manicomio (story "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether")
 1953 Coração Delator (TV Series) (story "The Tell-Tale Heart")
 1953 La résurrection de Barnabé (Short) (short story)
 1953/I The Tell-Tale Heart (Short) (story)
 1953/II The Tell-Tale Heart (Short) (story "The Tell-Tale Heart")
 1953 Monodrama Theater (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Tell-Tale Heart (1953) ... (story)
 1953 Your Favorite Story (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Gold Bug (1953) ... (story)
 1949-1952 Suspense (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes)
- The Purloined Letter (1952) ... (story)
- A Cask of Amontillado (1949) ... (story - as Edgar Allen Poe)
 1949-1952 Lights Out (TV Series) (story - 3 episodes)
- The Pit (1952) ... (story)
- The Masque of the Red Death (1951) ... (story)
- The Fall of the House of Usher (1949) ... (story)
 1951 Der Rabe (Short) (poem)
 1950 The Cuckoo Clock (Short) (uncredited)
 1949 Unusual Tales (stories The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado)
 1949 Fireside Theatre (TV Series) (short story The Tell-Tale Heart - 1 episode)
- Heartbeat/Mardi Gras (1949) ... (short story The Tell-Tale Heart)
 1949 Actor's Studio (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Tell-Tale Heart (1949) ... (story)
 1942 Mystery of Marie Roget (story)
 1941 The Tell-Tale Heart (Short) (story)
 1941 The Black Cat (story)
 1939 The Tell-Tale Heart (TV Movie) (story)
 1936 Il caso Valdemar (Short) (story)
 1935 The Crime of Doctor Crespi (based on the story by)
 1935 The Raven (poem)
 1934 Bucket of Blood (story "The Tell-Tale Heart")
 1934 The Black Cat (suggested by a story by - credit only)
 1934 Il cuore rivelatore (Short) (story)
 1932 The Living Dead (stories The Black Cat, The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether)
 1932 Murders in the Rue Morgue (story)
 1931 Operené stíny (short story)
 1930 L'étrange fiancée (story)
 1928 The Fall of the House of Usher (Short) (story - as Poe)
 1928 The Telltale Heart (Short) (story "The Tell-tale Heart")
 1928 The Fall of the House of Usher (short story)
 1927 Prelude (Short) (poem "The Premature Burial")
 1923 A Spectre Haunts Europe (story "The Masque of the Red Death")
 1922 Edgar Allan Poe (Short) (poem "Annabel Lee")
 1921 Annabelle Lee (poem)
 1919 Eerie Tales (story "Die schwarze Katze" - segment "3")
 1919 Die Pest in Florenz (story "The Masque of the Red Death")
 1917 Isle of Oblivion (story)
 1914 The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill' (stories The Pit and the Pendulum, The Tell-Tale Heart - poem "Annabel Lee")
 1914 The Murders in the Rue Morgue (Short) (story)
 1913 Dr. Goudron's System (Short) (story "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether")
 1913 The Student of Prague (story "William Wilson")
 1913/II The Bells (Short) (poem)
 1913 The Pit and the Pendulum (story)
 1913/I The Bells (Short) (poem)
 1912 The Vengeance of Edgard Poe (Short) (short story)
 1912 The Raven (Short) (poem)
 1909 Le puits et le pendule (Short) (writer)
 1909 The Sealed Room (Short) (novel "The Cask of Amontillado")
 1908 Sherlock Holmes in the Great Murder Mystery (Short) (novel "Murders in the Rue Morgue")
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Story: "The Black Cat" (filmed as Il gatto nero (2003), Usher (2000), The Living Dead (1932)). See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Biographical Movies | 11 Print Biographies | 23 Portrayals | 6 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

E.A. Poe | Edgar A. Poe | Edgar Allen Poe | Poe | Edgar A. Poë | Edgar Allan Poë

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Never to suffer would have been never to have been blessed. See more »

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Appears on sleeve of The Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band". See more »

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Star Sign:

Capricorn

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