George A. Romero (I) (1940–2017)


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George A. Romero never set out to become a Hollywood figure; by all indications, though, he was very successful. The director of the groundbreaking "Living Dead" films was born February 4, 1940 ,in New York City to Ann (Dvorsky) and Jorge Romero. His father was born in Spain and raised in Cuba, and his mother was Lithuanian. He grew up in New York... See full bio »

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  Into the Dark: Exploring the Horror Film (Documentary) (executive producer) (post-production)
 2021 Iron City Asskickers (TV Short) (producer)
 2011 Deadtime Stories: Volume 2 (executive producer)
 2010 The Crazies (executive producer)
 2009 Deadtime Stories: Volume 1 (executive producer)
 2009 Survival of the Dead (executive producer)
 2008 One for the Fire: The Legacy of 'Night of the Living Dead' (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2004 Chill Factor: House Call (Video short) (executive producer)
 1993 The Dark Half (executive producer)
 1990 Night of the Living Dead (executive producer)
 1984-1988 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series) (executive producer - 77 episodes)
- Basher Malone (1988) ... (executive producer)
- Barter (1988) ... (executive producer)
- Hush (1988) ... (executive producer)
- Going Native (1988) ... (executive producer)
- Family Reunion (1988) ... (executive producer)
 1976 Magic at the Roxy (TV Special) (co-executive producer)
  The Winners (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode, 1974) (producer - 1 episode, 1973)
- Willie Stargell: What If I Didn't Play Baseball (1974) ... (executive producer)
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Other Works:

Audio commentary for the film Dawn of the Dead (1978) with producer Richard P. Rubinstein. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 36 Interviews | 13 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Official Site

Alternate Names:

Georges A. Romero | George Romero | Romero

Height:

6' 5" (1.96 m)

Spouse:

Suzanne Desrocher-Romero  (his death) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on Night of the Living Dead (1968)] At first I didn't think of them as zombies, I thought of them as flesh-eaters or ghouls and never called them zombies in the first film. Then people started to write about them, calling them zombies, and all of a sudden that's what they were: the new zombies. I guess I invented a few rules, like kill the brain and you kill the ghoul, and eventually I ... See more »

Trivia:

Originally set to direct Pet Sematary (1989), but when filming was delayed he dropped out and Tom Savini was given the opportunity to direct the film. Savini also eventually passed on it. Finally, Mary Lambert stepped in. See more »

Trademark:

Often features radio or television news broadcasts playing in the background. See more »

Nickname:

King of the Zombies

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