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Louis M. Heyward (1920–2002)

Born in New York City, Louis Heyward was headed for a career as a lawyer while at the same time moonlighting as a writer of scripts for various radio series. After a six-year Air Force hitch, he landed a job with the Associated Press but continued to dabble with radio scripts, and later found an eight-year home as a comedy writer on daytime TV's ... See full bio »

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 1990 Tic Tac Dough (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1972 Dr. Phibes Rises Again (producer)
 1972 Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (executive producer)
 1971 Murders in the Rue Morgue (producer)
 1971 The Abominable Dr. Phibes (producer)
 1970 Wuthering Heights (executive producer)
 1970 The Vampire Lovers (associate producer - uncredited)
 1970 Cry of the Banshee (executive producer: US release prints) / (producer)
 1970 Scream and Scream Again (executive producer)
 1969 De Sade (executive producer)
 1969 Horror House (producer - uncredited)
 1969 The Oblong Box (executive producer)
 1969 Rio 70 (co-producer - uncredited)
 1968 The Crimson Cult (producer - as Louis M. 'Deke' Heyward)
 1968 The Conqueror Worm (producer)
 1967 House of 1,000 Dolls (executive producer)
 1967 Those Fantastic Flying Fools (co-producer - uncredited)
 1967 The Glass Sphinx (producer)
 1966 Bang! Bang! You're Dead! (producer - uncredited)
 1965 Due marines e un generale (executive producer)
 1965 The Wild Weird World of Dr. Goldfoot (TV Short) (producer)
 1965 Die, Monster, Die! (co-producer - uncredited)
 1965 Spy in Your Eye (executive producer)
 1959 The Dick Clark Show (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.51 (1959) ... (producer)
 1957 The Big Fun Carnival (producer)
 1952 The Ernie Kovacs Show (TV Series) (producer - uncredited)
Show Show Writer (18 credits)
Show Show Production manager (6 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
Show Show Self (2 credits)

Personal Details

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Alternate Names:

Deke Hayward | Louis M. 'Deke' Hayward | Deke Heyward | Louis 'Deke' Heyward | Louis M. 'Deke' Heyward | Louis Heyward

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Personal Quote:

[on The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966), which he produced] It was a "created" picture. There was no reason for it to be made, other than Jim's [AIP head James H. Nicholson] trying to prove that he could make Susan Hart [Nicholson's girlfriend] into a star.


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