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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 12 August 1927Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
Date of Death 27 March 2006Brentwood, California, USA  (brain tumor)
Birth NameDaniel Mayer Cherkoss

Mini Bio (1)

Dan Curtis was born on August 12, 1927 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA as Daniel Mayer Cherkoss. He was a producer and writer, known for Dark Shadows (1966), Dark Shadows (2012) and Burnt Offerings (1976). He was married to Norma Mae Klein. He died on March 27, 2006 in Brentwood, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Norma Mae Klein (1952 - 7 March 2006) (her death) (3 children)

Trivia (6)

His wife Norma passed away March 7, 2006, from heart disease. She was 75 years old. They had been married 54 years and had 3 daughters.
Had three daughters with wife Norma: Cathy Curtis, Tracy Curtis and the late Linda Curtis (deceased prior to her mother.).
Died 20 days after his wife Norma.
Father of actresses Tracy Curtis and Linda Curtis.
He began his show business career as a salesman for NBC-TV in the 1950s and then went work for entertainment conglomerate MCA.
He regarded The Winds of War (1983) and War and Remembrance (1988) as his finest achievements. These expensive, lavish productions won him international acclaim. However, a generation of science fiction and horror fans also remembers his work in the supernatural genre, notably the TV series Dark Shadows (1966), the series Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974) and its pilot The Night Stalker (1972), Trilogy of Terror (1975) and Burnt Offerings (1976).

Personal Quotes (1)

[in 1989, accepting his Emmy award for Best Miniseries for War and Remembrance (1988)] I'd like to thank ABC for ponying up the dough to pay for this.

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