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Charles B. Griffith (1930–2007)


Legendary screenwriter Charles Byron Griffith was born in Chicago on September 23, 1930. His mother and grandmother starred in the famous radio show, "Myrt and Marge," which went on to New York and became a soap opera. After a hitch in the army, Griffith went to California to live with his grandmother, Myrtle Vail. Before he started writing ... See full bio »

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Known For

Death Race
Death Race Writer
(2008)
Forbidden Island
(1959)

Filmography

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 2013 Death Race: Inferno (Video) (characters from "Death Race 2000" - as Charles Griffith)
 2008 Death Race (as Charles Griffith, 1975 screenplay Death Race 2000)
 1995 A Bucket of Blood (TV Movie) (1959 screenplay)
 1995 Not of This Earth (1957 screenplay)
 1988 Not of This Earth (earlier screenplay)
 1986 Little Shop of Horrors (based on the 1960 screenplay by)
 1980 Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype (screenplay)
 1976 Eat My Dust (written by)
 1975 Death Race 2000 (screenplay - as Charles Griffith)
 1968 Barbarella (screenplay in collaboration with - uncredited)
 1967 Devil's Angels (story - as Charles Griffith)
 1961 Creature from the Haunted Sea (screenplay)
 1961 Atlas (as Charles Griffith)
 1960 The Little Shop of Horrors (screenplay)
 1960 Ski Troop Attack (written by)
 1959 Beast from Haunted Cave (original story) / (screenplay)
 1959 A Bucket of Blood (screenplay)
 1959 Forbidden Island (original screenplay)
 1958 Ghost of the China Sea (writer)
 1957 Teenage Doll (original screenplay)
 1957 Rock All Night (screenplay)
 1957 The Undead (screenplay - as Charles Griffith)
 1957 Attack of the Crab Monsters (screenplay by - as Charles Griffith)
 1957 Not of This Earth (screenplay - as Charles Griffith)
 1957 Naked Paradise (screenplay)
 1956 Flesh and the Spur (story and screenplay - as Charles B. Griffith Jr.)
 1956 It Conquered the World (uncredited)
 1956 Gunslinger (screenplay)
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Other Works:

(May 7 to 31, 1987) His screenplay inspired the musical, "Little Shop of Horrors," at the Actors Theatre of Louisville (Mainstage) in Louisville, Kentucky with Mona Wyatt (Chiffon); Tonia Rowe (Crystal); Lovette George (Ronnette); Frederic Major (Mushnik); Erica L. Paulson (Audrey); Michael Brian (Seymour); Mark Mocahbee (... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Charles B. Griffith Jr. | Charles Griffith
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Personal Quote:

[on hearing Roger Corman described as "part genius, part deranged person"] Deranged, yes. Genius, no. The genius that he might have had is gone. He used to be full of ideas and Freudian concepts, and he'd throw these things out to the writers and get them all hot. They would work like crazy, but he would have forgotten what he wanted to do. He was only interested in saving money, so his intellect... See more »

Trivia:

Grandson of actress Myrtle Vail. See more »

Nickname:

Chuck

Star Sign:

Libra

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