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Russ Meyer (I) (1922–2004)


Russell Albion Meyer was born in San Leandro, California, to Lydia Lucinda (Hauck), a nurse, and William Arthur Meyer, a police officer, who divorced during his childhood. His parents were both of German descent. Meyer began winning prizes at 15 with his amateur films. He spent World War II in Europe as a combat cameraman. After the war, he became... See full bio »

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Supervixens
Supervixens Director
(1975)
Up!
Up! Director
(1976)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

18 pin-up photographs he took in 1950-60s on display in Santa Monica, then New York City, in 2000 and 2002. See more »

Publicity Listings:

9 Print Biographies | 8 Interviews | 13 Articles | 3 Pictorials | See more »


Alternate Names:

B. Callum | The Late Russ Meyer | E.E. Meyer | R. Albion Meyer

Height:

6' 0¾" (1.85 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

There can just be a thin edge separating evil and humor. See more »

Trivia:

Served in the US Army during World War II, with the 166th Signal Photographic Company, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant and was commissioned to the 3rd US Army Headquarters, under the command of Gen. George S. Patton. On the afternoon of July 3, 1944, his section (Newsreel Unit #1) boarded a landing ship tank (LST) pointing to Normandy, France. Meyeropted to land early before the headquarters... See more »

Trademark:

Almost never pans or tilts or dollies his camera, suggests movement through editing, specifically montage. See more »

Nickname:

The Fellini of the Sex Industry See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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