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George A. Romero

  • Birthplace: Bronx, New York City, New York
  • Birthday: February 04
Date of passing: 
July 16, 2017

George Andrew Romero was an American-Canadian filmmaker, writer and editor, best known for his series of gruesome and satirical horror films about an imagined zombie apocalypse, beginning in 1968 with Night of the Living Dead, which is often considered a progenitor of the fictional zombie of modern culture.

Other notable films in the series include Dawn of the Dead (1978) and Day of the Dead (1985). Aside from the Dead series, his works include The Crazies (1973), Martin (1978), Creepshow (1982), Monkey Shines (1988) and The Dark Half (1993).

Romero's television work included Tales from the Darkside and The Winners, as well as the television special Magic at the Roxy.

Romero died July 16, 2017, in Toronto, Canada. He was 77.

George Andrew Romero was an American-Canadian filmmaker, writer and editor, best known for his series of gruesome and satirical horror films about an imagined zombie apocalypse, beginning in 1968 with Night of the Living Dead, which is often considered a progenitor of the fictional zombie of modern culture.

Other notable films in the series include Dawn of the Dead (1978) and Day of the Dead (1985). Aside from the Dead series, his works include The Crazies (1973), Martin (1978), Creepshow (1982), Monkey Shines (1988) and The Dark Half (1993).

Romero's television work included Tales from the Darkside and The Winners, as well as the television special Magic at the Roxy.

Romero died July 16, 2017, in Toronto, Canada. He was 77.

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George A. Romero

George A. Romero

Photo credit: 
AP Photo/Chris Carlson