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John Carradine, Jamie Lee Curtis, Yvonne DeCarlo, Faith Domergue, Boris Karloff, Otto Kruger, Bella Lugosi, Jack Palance, Vincent Price, Santo, and George Zucco are just a few of the 80 horror film stars that are covered in this major standard reference work, now in its third edition. The author has revised much of the information from the two previous editions and has added several more performers to the lineup of horror film stars. The performers are given well rounded career bios and detailed horror film write-ups, with complete filmographies provided for those most associated with horror, science fiction, and fantasy movies, and genre-oriented filmographies for the lesser stars.
Author Biography: Michael R. Pitts is also the author of Charles Bronson: The 95 Films and the 156 Television Appearances (1999, $45), Poverty Row Studios, 1929–1940 (1997, $75), and Western Movies (1997 , $25). In addition to his long career of research and writing about the entertainment field, he has also compiled more than two dozen volumes of local history and genealogy. He resides in Chesterfield, Indiana.
Brief career summaries of sixty-seven horror film performers. Includes filmographies.