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George A Romero


Born - 4 February 1939, New York City, USA
Died - 16 July 2017

Towering (6ft 5in), darkly bearded American director of horror films whose own fast and skilful editing helped carve him a unique niche in the genre. His first feature, Night of the Living Dead (1968), remains one of the rare examples of true horror in latter-day Hollywood history. The zombie theme was to dominate his subsequent output, which included Season of the Witch (1972), The Crazies (1973), Martin (1977), Zombies - Dawn of the Dead (1978), Knightriders (1981), Day of the Dead (1984), Monkey Shines (1988), The Dark Half (1993), Carnivore (1998), Bruiser (2000), Land of the Dead (2004), Diary of the Dead (2007) and Survival of the Dead (2009), his last. He died from lung cancer.