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Edward Gorey (1925–2000)

Edward Gorey was born on February 25, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Edward St. John Gorey. He is known for his work on The Doubtful Guest, Masterpiece Mystery (1980) and Above Ground (2007). He died on April 15, 2000 in Hyannis, Massachusetts, USA. See full bio »

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 2007 Above Ground (Short) (inspired by)
 2000 The Mrs Bradley Mysteries (TV Series) (title art - 1 episode)
- Death at the Opera (2000) ... (title art - uncredited)
 1980 Masterpiece Mystery (TV Series) (title artwork)
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 1986 Masterpiece Mystery (TV Series) (animator - 1 episode)
- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes II: The Greek Interpreter (1986) ... (animator: main title animation)
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 2019 The Last Days of Edward Gorey (Documentary) (post-production)
 1978 The 32nd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Himself / Scenic & Costume Designer nominee

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Other Works:

Book of illustrations (as Ogdred Weary): "Curious Sofa". See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 1 Article | See more »

Official Sites:

The Edward Gorey House

Alternate Names:

Ogdred Weary

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I can't help but throw out the notion that in his heyday Daffy Duck would have made a superb Fantomas, with Bugs Bunny as Juve...and Elmer Fudd as Fandor.


Won Broadway's 1978 Tony Award as Best Costume Designer for "Dracula." He was also nominated for the same play in the same year as Best Scenic Designer. See more »


Detailed line drawings with a macabre sense of humor that lacked the sweetness of those of Charles Addams

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