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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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(1976)
(1961)

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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:

SuperVixen [from Supervixens (1975)] is like The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946). She wears a white dress, she's good, pure. Shari Eubank. She plays both parts; it's a reincarnation thing. But, you say, did Superangel really die in that bathtub? Was she really electrocuted? And she now is on top of the mountain, with the blood streaming down, but looking beautiful and elegant, guiding the ... See more »

Trivia:

Told John Lydon (Johnny Rotten of the punk rock band Sex Pistols) during the pre-production of the ultimately aborted Sex Pistols film, "Who Killed Bambi?", that the United States had saved Britain during World War II after Rotten had expressed his distaste for Americans. Meyer had been stationed in Britain during the war; Rotten was unimpressed. See more »

Trademark:

Often collaborated with Roger Ebert. See more »

Nickname:

The Fellini of the Sex Industry See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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