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Joseph Stefano (I) (1922–2006)

Creative horror screenwriter Joseph Stefano has been writing scripts since the early sixties. His first was The Black Orchid (1958). Less than a year later, he met his new friend, Alfred Hitchcock, to do the famous script for Psycho (1960). Stefano decided to drop the assignment for Hitchcock's The Birds (1963). Stefano later wrote a screenplay ... See full bio »

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Psycho Writer
(1960)
Psycho Writer
(1998)
(1963-1964)

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  The Outer Limits (TV Series) (executive consultant - 73 episodes, 1995 - 1999) (senior advisor - 11 episodes, 2000 - 2001)
- Time to Time (2001) ... (senior advisor)
- Flower Child (2001) ... (senior advisor)
- Worlds Within (2001) ... (senior advisor)
- Think Like a Dinosaur (2001) ... (senior advisor)
- Patient Zero (2001) ... (senior advisor)
 1990-1991 Swamp Thing (TV Series) (developer for television - 14 episodes)
- The Prometheus Parabola (1991) ... (developer for television)
- The Shipment (1990) ... (developer for television)
- From Beyond the Grave (1990) ... (developer for television)
- Falco (1990) ... (developer for television)
- New Acquaintance (1990) ... (developer for television)
 1990 Psycho IV: The Beginning (TV Movie) (executive production consultant)
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1 Portrayal | 3 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Joe Stefano

Spouse:

Marilyn Stefano  (his death)  (1 child)
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Personal Quote:

"I think doing the screenplay for Psycho (1960) has done me more harm than good. Through the years it has made it very difficult for me to get some of the other kinds of pictures that I would have like to have gone on to".

Trivia:

Originally was a singer and dancer who wrote his own material for high school and little theater productions in Philadelphia. He dropped out of high school a few weeks before graduating in order to pursue his career in Manhattan. See more »

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