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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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(1976)
(1961)

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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:

Famous for his breast fetish, Meyer would often cast women in their first trimester of pregnancy as their breasts would have ballooned even further. He also had a dislike for augmented breasts and would not be featured in his films until Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens (1979). See more »

Trademark:

Often collaborated with Roger Ebert. See more »

Nickname:

The Fellini of the Sex Industry See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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