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Ingrid Pitt made film about concentration camp childhood

26 November 2010 8:12 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Prior to her death, Hammer horror muse narrated animated short film about her childhood experience of the Holocaust

As an icon of early 70s horror, she remained a source of fascination for fans more than 40 years after her gruesome heyday. But Ingrid Pitt, who died earlier this week at the age of 73, had experienced real-life youthful terrors which may yet see her making one last turn.

It is well documented that Pitt, the daughter of a Polish Jewish mother and German father, survived the Stutthof concentration camp during the second world war. Now a Us film-making team has revealed that prior to her death, the Hammer horror favourite collaborated on an animated short film about her experiences.

Pitt provided voiceover narration for Ingrid Pitt: Beyond the Forest, working with twice Academy award-nominated film-maker Bill Plympton, director and co-producer Kevin Sean Michaels and a 10-year-old animator, Perry Chen.

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Ingrid Pitt, doyenne of Hammer horror films, dies

24 November 2010 9:00 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Ingrid Pitt, who survived a Nazi concentration camp and dodged Communist police to become one of Britain's best-known horror stars, died Tuesday, her daughter said. She was 73.

Steffanie Pitt said her mother collapsed while on her way to a birthday dinner due to be held in her honor over the weekend. The cause of death wasn't known, although Steffanie Pitt said her mother had recently been in poor health.

Known in Britain principally as the buxom bloodsucker in Vampire Lovers and Countess Dracula, Ingrid Pitt's acting career very nearly wasn't.

Born to a mother of Jewish descent, Pitt was interned in a Nazi concentration camp at the age of five »

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Ingrid Pitt dies at 73

24 November 2010 1:45 AM, PST | Virgin Media - Movies | See recent Virgin Media - Movies news »

Horror movie legend Ingrid Pitt has died aged 73. The actress - who famously starred in cult classic 'The Wicker Man' - collapsed on her way to a birthday dinner at a fans' event in London. She was rushed to hospital and passed away yesterday (24.11.10). Ingrid's daughter Steffanie Pitt said last night: ''It was heart trouble. She had a couple of bad years, health-wise. ''She was a fantastic woman. Anyone who knew my mother would say she was incredibly feisty.'' The polish-born beauty - who survived a Nazi concentration camp - started acting in Germany before moving to the UK for her big break in .. »

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Horror Icon Ingrid Pitt Dead At 73

23 November 2010 2:11 PM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Iconic horror movie star Ingrid Pitt has died, aged 73.

The actress, dubbed the Queen of Horror for her roles in classic Hammer films throughout the 1970s, collapsed in London last week (end21Nov10) on her way to a fan event. She passed away on Tuesday morning.

A statement from her daughter Steffanie Pitt reads, "It was heart trouble. She had a couple of bad years, health-wise, but she had fought through. Anyone who knew my mother would say she was incredibly feisty and determined to make a good fist of everything she wanted to do."

Throughout her career Pitt played numerous onscreen seductresses in films including The Vampire Lovers, Countess Dracula, and she also appeared in 1973 classic The Wicker Man alongside Edward Woodward and Christopher Lee.

The Wicker Man director, Robin Hardy, has been among the first to pay tribute to the actress, stating, "She was a very attractive person in every sense. She was a perfectly good actress but a very decent person as well."

Born Ingoushka Petrov in Poland, Pitt spent three years of her childhood in a Nazi concentration camp before making her name on the East Berlin stage in Germany before becoming a film star in Spain in the mid-1960s.

Her big screen break came in 1968 when she was cast as an undercover agent opposite Clint Eastwood in war movie Where Eagles Dare.

Two years later, she made her first Hammer Horror as vampire Mircalla in The Vampire Lovers (1970). She played a bloodsucker again a year later in horror classics The House That Dripped Blood and Countess Dracula.

The roles helped to turn Pitt into a horror icon and she went on to become a regular at conventions, where her devoted fan club, The Pitt of Horror, would always make sure she was a fixture.

Aside from acting, Pitt has written several horror books and released her autobiography, Life's A Scream, in 1999. »

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Rest in Peace: Hammer's Queen of Horror Ingrid Pitt

23 November 2010 12:24 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Sadly, we have lost another icon whose contributions to the horror genre will always be revered. It's with a heavy heart that we report classic Hammer Films staple Ingrid Pitt is no longer with us.

According to the Ukpa the Polish-born star collapsed in London last week while on her way to an event hosted by members of her fan club. Her daughter, Steffanie Pitt, said she was "a fantastic woman".

According to Steffanie Pitt, "She passed away this morning. It was heart trouble. She had a couple of bad years, health-wise, but she had fought through. Anyone who knew my mother would say she was incredibly feisty and determined to make a good fist of everything she wanted to do."

Known for such classics as The Vampire Lovers, Countess Dracula and even a small role in The Wicker Man, Pitt will forever be remembered for her ability to terrorize and tantalize. »

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R.I.P. Hammer "Queen of Horror" Ingrid Pitt

23 November 2010 11:01 AM, PST | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Actress Ingrid Pitt, dubbed Hammer Films' "Queen of Horror", has die,her daughter said. She was 73. The Polish-born star collapsed in London last week while on her way to an event hosted by members of her fan club. Her daughter Steffanie Pitt said she was "a fantastic woman". Pitt was best known as a seductive screen siren in a string of British horror films including The Vampire Lovers and Countess Dracula. She also had a minor part in the 1973 cult classic The Wicker Man. Steffanie Pitt said: "She passed away this morning. It was heart trouble. She had a couple of bad years, health-wise, but she had fought through. Anyone who knew my mother would say she was incredibly feisty and determined to make a good fist of everything she wanted to do." She will be remembered forever. »

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R.I.P. Ingrid Pitt

23 November 2010 | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Hammer and British horror films staple Ingrid Pitt has passed away at the age of 73 due to heart problems. Here's the lowdown from the Press Association. She will be missed... The Polish-born star collapsed in London last week while on her way to an event hosted by members of her fan club. Her daughter Steffanie Pitt said she was "a fantastic woman". Pitt was best known as a seductive screen siren in a string of British horror films including The Vampire Lovers and Countess Dracula. She also had a minor part in the 1973 cult classic The Wicker Man. Steffanie Pitt said: "She passed away this morning. It was heart trouble. "She had a couple of bad years, health-wise, but she had fought through. "Anyone who knew my mother would say she was »

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