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Overview (2)

Born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (pulmonary failure)

Mini Bio (1)

Burt Topper was born on July 31, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He was a producer and director, known for Soul Hustler (1973), The Hard Ride (1971) and Tank Commandos (1959). He was married to Jennifer. He died on April 3, 2007 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Jennifer (? - 3 April 2007) ( his death)

Trivia (5)

During World War II, he served in he Navy in the Phillippines.
Interviewed in the Tom Weaver books "Earth vs. the Sci-Fi Filmmakers" (McFarland & Co., 2005) and "A Sci-Fi Swarm and Horror Horde" (McFarland & Co., 2010).
Began with American-International Pictures in the late 1950's. Topper eventually became AIP's head of production, making a series of low budget features aimed primarily at the teenage market.
Topper was active in the Variety Clubs of America, as writer-director-producer and narrator of fund raising films.
Like the more illustrious Roger Corman, Topper was nothing if not frugal: one of his films, The Diary of a High School Bride (1959) he shot in seven days for just $80,000.

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