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British movie producer Richard Gordon has died at the age of 85.
He passed away in New York last Tuesday after suffering longterm heart trouble.
Gordon relocated to the Big Apple after a two-year stint in the Royal Navy and set up his own production firm, Gordon Films, despite having no experience in the industry.
He learned the tricks of the trade by working alongside movie crewmembers and went on to produce more than 20 films, including cult horror hit Fiend Without a Face in 1958. »
Prolific author and legendary film buff Tom Weaver has been a friend of Tfh since before we existed, and his essential series of book-length interviews with horror/sci fi filmmakers, writers and actors has mirrored what we try to do here at the site, which is disseminate information and opinions on the movies we all love.
Tom’s latest book examines the career of Devil Doll producer Richard Gordon, friend of both Karloff and Lugosi, one of the first fans-turned-pro and whose long career has finally ended. Richard was 85.[More about The Horror Hits of Richard Gordon here.]
As Tim Lucas of Video Watchdog once pointed out, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas (etc.) are called the first people to have grown up movie nuts and then become moviemakers themselves, but Years before them came Alex and Richard Gordon, who loved movies as kids in England, belonged to fan clubs, »
2 items from 2011
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