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Edward Gorey (1925–2000)

Edward Gorey was born on February 25, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Edward St. John Gorey. He is known for his work on The Doubtful Guest, The Tuning Fork by Edward Gorey (2006) and Masterpiece Mystery (1980). He died on April 15, 2000 in Hyannis, Massachusetts, USA. See full bio »

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 2007 Above Ground (Short) (inspired by)
 2000 The Mrs Bradley Mysteries (TV Series) (title art - 1 episode)
- Death at the Opera (2000) ... (title art - uncredited)
 1980 Masterpiece Mystery (TV Series) (title artwork)
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 1986 Masterpiece Mystery (TV Series) (animator - 1 episode)
- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes II: The Greek Interpreter (1986) ... (animator: main title animation)
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  The Last Days of Edward Gorey (Documentary) (post-production)

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(September 29 to November 11, 1978) He was set and costume designer for John L. Balderston and Hamilton Deane's adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel, "Dracula," at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles, California with Jeremy Brett in the cast. Dennis Rosa was director. See more »

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Ogdred Weary

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I can't help but throw out the notion that in his heyday Daffy Duck would have made a superb Fantomas, with Bugs Bunny as Juve...and Elmer Fudd as Fandor.


Before his death, he watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) and The X-Files (1993) religiously. See more »


Detailed line drawings with a macabre sense of humor that lacked the sweetness of those of Charles Addams

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