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Ken Strickfaden (1896–1984)

Ken Strickfaden was born on May 23, 1896 in Anaconda, Montana, USA. He is known for his work on The Shadow (1940), The Lost City (1935) and The Amazing Exploits of the Clutching Hand (1936). He died on February 29, 1984 in Inglewood, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Shadow Special Effects
The Lost City Special Effects
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 1973 Blackenstein (special electronic effects)
 1971 Dracula vs. Frankenstein (electronic special effects)
 1967 Games (special electrical effects - uncredited)
 1966 The Munsters (TV Series) (special effects - 1 episode)
- Just Another Pretty Face (1966) ... (special effects - uncredited)
 1963 Monstrosity (electrical effects - uncredited)
 1940 The Shadow (electrical effects)
 1936 Ghost Patrol (special electronics effects - uncredited)
 1936/II The Amazing Exploits of the Clutching Hand (electrical effects supervisor)
 1936/I The Amazing Exploits of the Clutching Hand (electrical effects - as Kenneth Strickfaden)
 1935 Bride of Frankenstein (special electrical properties - uncredited)
 1935/I The Lost City (special effects: electrical - as K. Strickfaden)
 1935/II The Lost City (electrical effects)
 1934 The Vanishing Shadow (electrical effects - uncredited)
 1932 Murder at Dawn (special effects - uncredited)
 1931 Frankenstein (special electrical properties - uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

K. Strickfaden | Kenneth Strickfaden

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The director Curtis Harrington, who worked with Strickfaden on "Games" (1967), later described him affectionately as "the original mad scientist".

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