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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:

Combined honeymoon in Europe with Eve Meyer and business trip, allowed Russell Meyer to shoot photo sets with Sabrina and Jocelyn Lane in London; Rosanna Schiaffino, Esmeralda alias Gina Lollobrigida in Paris; Laya Raki in Berlin. Subsequently, working for Globe Photos, Inc. (California, USA), Russell shot such models and movie... 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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Personal Quote:

I always had a tremendous interest in big boobs. See more »

Trivia:

While bivouacked at Moberley House, Manchester, sometime in May 1944, he was assigned by Col. Laughton, of the US Army Pictorial Service (London), to film a group of GI prisoners being trained in a stockade near Southampton. The Military Police guards told Meyer that they had been convicted of capital crimes and had been sentenced to death, but had agreed to be parachuted behind enemy lines prior... See more »

Trademark:

Often collaborated with Roger Ebert. See more »

Nickname:

King Leer See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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