Edward D. Wood Jr.

Edward D. Wood Jr.


Hacks are nothing new in Hollywood. Since the beginning of the film industry at the turn of the 20th century, thousands of untalented people have come to Los Angeles from all over America and abroad to try to make it big (as writers, producers, directors, actors, talent agents, singers, composers, musicians, artists, etc.) but who end up using, scamming and exploiting other people for money as well as using their creative ability (either self-taught or professional training), leading to the production of dull, bland, mediocre, unimaginative, inferior, trite work in the forlorn hope of attaining commercial success. Had Edward D. Wood, Jr. been born a decade or two earlier, it's easy to imagine him working for some Poverty Row outfit in Gower Gulch, competing with the likes of no-talent and no-taste producers and directors--such as Victor Adamson, Robert J. Horner and Dwain Esper--for the title of all-time hack. He would have fit in nicely working at Weiss Brothers-Artclass Pictures in the early 1930s in directing low budget Western-themed serials or at PRC (Producers Releasing Corporation) in the following decade from 1940 to 1946. Ed Wood is the probably the most well known of all the Hollywood hacks because he is imprisoned in his own time, and in the 1950s, Ed Wood simply had no competition. He was ignored throughout his spectacularly unsuccessful film making career and died a penniless alcoholic, only to be "rediscovered" when promoters in the early 1980s tagged him "The Worst Director of All Time" (mostly thanks to the Medveds' hilarious book, "Golden Turkey Awards") and he was given the singular honor of a full-length biopic by Tim Burton (Ed Wood (1994)). This post-mortem celebrity has made him infinitely more famous today than he ever was during his lifetime.
  • When was
    Edward D. Wood Jr. born?

    Edward D. Wood Jr. was born on Friday, October 10, 1924

  • Where was
    Edward D. Wood Jr. born?

    Edward D. Wood Jr. was born in Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

  • How old was
    Edward D. Wood Jr. when they died?

    Edward D. Wood Jr. was 54

  • When did Edward D. Wood Jr. die?

    Edward D. Wood Jr. died on
    Sunday, December 10, 1978

  • How tall is Edward D. Wood Jr.?

    Edward D. Wood Jr. is 5'8"(1.73m)

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