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George A. Romero never set out to become a Hollywood figure; however, by all indications, he was very successful. The helmer of the groundbreaking "Living Dead" films was born February 4, 1940 in New York City, New York, to a Cuban father and a Lithuanian-American mother. He grew up in NY, until attending the renowned Carnegie-Mellon University in... See full bio »

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  Into the Dark: Exploring the Horror Film (Documentary) (executive producer) (post-production)
 2011 Deadtime Stories 2 (executive producer)
 2010 The Crazies (executive producer)
 2009 Deadtime Stories (executive producer)
 2009 Survival of the Dead (executive producer)
 2008 One for the Fire: The Legacy of 'Night of the Living Dead' (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2004 Chill Factor: House Call (Video short) (executive producer)
 1993 The Dark Half (executive producer)
 1990 Night of the Living Dead (executive producer)
 1984-1988 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series) (executive producer - 77 episodes)
- Basher Malone (1988) ... (executive producer)
- Barter (1988) ... (executive producer)
- Hush (1988) ... (executive producer)
- Going Native (1988) ... (executive producer)
- Family Reunion (1988) ... (executive producer)
 1976 Magic at the Roxy (TV Special) (co-executive producer)
 1973 The Winners (TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode)
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Other Works:

Audio commentary for the film Dawn of the Dead (1978) with producer Richard P. Rubinstein. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 36 Interviews | 9 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Georges A. Romero | George Romero | Romero


6' 5" (1.96 m)

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[on his fourth installment of the "Living Dead" series, Land of the Dead (2005)]: The idea of living with terrorism - I've tried to make it more applicable to the concerns Americans are going through now. See more »


Has three children; Cameron G. Romero, director of Staunton Hill, from his first marriage to Nancy Romero from 1974- 1978. Daughter Tina and youngest son Andrew (who are both in the club scene of Bruiser at the end of the film) are from his second marriage to Christine Forrest Romero. Tina is a dancer on the side of the stage while The Misfits are playing; Andrew is a little devil with laser ... See more »


Often features radio or television news broadcasts playing in the background. See more »

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