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Ed Gein (1906–1984)

Ed Gein and his elder brother Henry lived on a rural farm near Plainfield, WI. George Gein, his father, was a tanner and carpenter and was drunk most of the time. Augusta, Ed's domineering mother, was the real power of the house. She was a religious fanatic who constantly warned her sons about the sins of premarital sex and railed against "evil" ... See full bio »


(age 77) in Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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The Saw Is Family: Making 'Leatherface'
The Saw Is Family: Making 'Leatherface' Himself (Archive Photographs)
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 2004 Biography (TV Series documentary) (archive source - 1 episode)
- Ed Gein (2004) ... (archive source)
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 2007 Most Evil (TV Series documentary)
- Delusional (2007) ... Himself
 2003 The Saw Is Family: Making 'Leatherface' (Video documentary short)
Himself (Archive Photographs) (uncredited)
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 2005 THS Investigates: Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer (TV Movie documentary)
 2004 Ed Gein: The Ghoul of Plainfield (Video documentary short)
 2003 History's Mysteries: Infamous Murders (TV Series documentary)
- The Cannibals (2003) ... Himself (uncredited)
 2000 Ed Gein
Himself (uncredited)
 2000 Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (Video documentary)

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3 Biographical Movies | 6 Portrayals | See more »


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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The thrash metal outfit Slayer composed a song "Dead Skin Mask" which was inspired and loosely based on the murders perpetrated by Gein. See more »


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