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William Girdler (1947–1978)

Born October 22, 1947 in Jefferson County, Kentucky, William Brent Girdler launched his filmmaking career with the 1972 release of Asylum of Satan. He made a total of nine films in six years and provided the music for the Pat Patterson quickie Dr. Gore. Girdler died in a helicopter accident in the Philippines after completing his final movie The ... See full bio »

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(age 30) in Manila, Philippines

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5' 8" (1.73 m)
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When I'm making a film, I can turn the lights on for day and off for night. I can tell people what to do or say, and, in 90 to 100 minutes, I have complete control of a character. That's a strange trip. I guess everybody would like to have godliness, but directors and producers get wrapped up in that easier than most. See more »

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Buried in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. See more »

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Frequently uses (odd and low) music by Ragland, Robert O. and Schifrin, Lalo

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Libra

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