|Date of Birth||4 March 1922, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA|
|Date of Death||18 September 2005, Oceanside, California, USA (complications after heart surgery)|
|Birth Name||Richard Earl Cunha|
Mini Bio (1)
Hawaiian-born Richard E. Cunha received his film training in the newsreel and motion picture units of the US Army Air Corps during World War II. He made his first step into the civilian film business by making industrial films and commercials, and then moved on to write, shoot and direct such early TV shows as "The Adventures of Marshal O'Dell" and "Captain Bob Steele and the Border Patrol" for Toby Anguish Productions. Cunha and his friend Arthur A. Jacobs then plunged into the adventurous arena of shoestring 1950s exploitation by forming Screencraft Enterprises and cranking out the horror/sci-fi films Giant from the Unknown (1958) and She Demons (1958) (both directed by Cunha). Cunha later added to his legend by helming two more well-remembered schlock titles, Frankenstein's Daughter (1958) and Missile to the Moon (1958).
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tom Weaver <TomWeavr@aol.com> (qv's & corrections by A. Nonymous)
|Kathryn Cunha||(1943 - 18 September 2005) (his death) (5 children)|