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Herschell Gordon Lewis

Herschell Gordon Lewis was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1929. At age six, Lewis' father died from a short illness and a few years later his mother re-married and settled with her new husband and children in Chicago, Illinois where Lewis spent the rest of his teenage adolescent years. After attending grade school, Lewis received a Master's ... See full bio »
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 1971 Black Love (as R.L. Smith)
 1970 Miss Nymphet's Zap-In (as Sheldon Seymour)
 1969 Linda and Abilene (as Mark Hansen)
 1969 The Ecstasies of Women (as Mark Hansen)
 1968 The Alley Tramp (as Armand Parys)
 1965 Color Me Blood Red (as Herschell G. Lewis)
 1965 Monster a-Go Go (uncredited)
 1963 Scum of the Earth (as Lewis H. Gordon)
 1963 Bell, Bare and Beautiful (as Lewis H. Gordon)
 1963 Goldilocks and the Three Bares (as Lewis H. Gordon)
 1963 Blood Feast
 1963 Boin-n-g (as Lewis H. Gordon)
 1962 Nature's Playmates (as Lewis H. Gordon)
 1962 Daughter of the Sun (as Lewis H. Gordon)
 1961 The Adventures of Lucky Pierre (as Lewis H. Gordon)
 1961 Living Venus (as Lewis H. Gordon)
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Other Works:

Book: "Direct Mail Copy That Sells!" See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 5 Print Biographies | 6 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Lewis H. Gordon | Mark Hansen | Marvin Lester | H.G. Lewis | Herschell G. Lewis | Georges Parades | George Parades | Armand Parys | Armand Pays | Francis X. Ploitation | Sheldon S. Seymour | Sheldon Seymour | Seymour Sheldon | R.L. Smith

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

Way, way back in prehistoric times I saw the original Dracula (1931). Bela Lugosi's watermark on the pages of cinematic history. I recall only a few scenes, plus my insistence that the lights in my bedroom be left on all night long. The motivator had to be purely cosmetic, the way he glowered, plus the strange accent atop brutal word delivery. Some years later I saw this film again and laughed at... See more »

Trivia:

Did most of the voice-overs in his films, including the theatrical trailers, because he did not want to pay any more actors to speak the lines. See more »

Nickname:

Godfather Of Gore

Star Sign:

Gemini

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