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Russ Meyer (I) (1922–2004)


Russell Albion Meyer was born in San Leandro, California, to Lydia Lucinda (Hauck), a nurse, and William Arthur Meyer, a police officer, who divorced during his childhood. His parents were both of German descent. Meyer began winning prizes at 15 with his amateur films. He spent World War II in Europe as a combat cameraman. After the war, he became... See full bio »

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Known For

Up!
Up! Director
(1976)
Motorpsycho!
Motorpsycho! Director
(1965)

Filmography

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Bivouac in the Ozarks, a 16mm short, was his first film as cinematographer for the 166th Signal Photo Company - the Army unit he was serving in then - directed by Ted Sizer. See more »

Publicity Listings:

9 Print Biographies | 8 Interviews | 13 Articles | 3 Pictorials | See more »


Alternate Names:

B. Callum | The Late Russ Meyer | E.E. Meyer | R. Albion Meyer

Height:

6' 0¾" (1.85 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I don't pretend to be some kind of sensitive artist. Give me a movie where a car crashes into a building and the driver gets stabbed by a bosomy blonde, who gets carried away by a dwarf musician. Films should run like express trains! See more »

Trivia:

Was good friends with filmmaker John Waters. See more »

Trademark:

Usually ends his films with some type of violence See more »

Nickname:

King Leer See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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