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Edward Davis "Ed" Wood
Birth: Oct. 10, 1924
Poughkeepsie
Dutchess County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 10, 1978
North Hollywood
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Motion Picture Director, Actor. Perhaps the most inept in the history of Hollywood, today, his films are considered "camp classics." During his career in Hollywood, he was virtually ignored, and his career was amazing in its number of failures. He was tagged as the worst director of all times. Born in Poughkeepsie, New York, he later professed to be a transvestite. During World War II, he claimed to be wearing a red bra and panties under his Marine uniform during a military operation. In 1946, he attempted to break into the film industry, initially without much success, until his first film, "The Sun was Setting" (1951). From there he directed the much ballyhooed film "Glen or Glenda" (1953), about Christine Jorgensen, a man who undergoes a sex change operation. This was, perhaps, his best film. His 1958 film, "Plan 9 from Outer Space" had become to be considered the worse film ever made, and it now enjoys a large cult following. He continued to make monster films and a number of "Grade B" films, then moved on to a series of adult rated films. Adult rated spoofs of his earlier movies, such as "Plan 69 from Outer Space" (1993) and "Glen and Glenda" (1994) were based upon his screenplays. After his death, director Tim Burton wrote and produced a film about him, "Ed Wood" (1994), starring Johnny Depp. It has been joked that the budget for "Ed Wood" was more than the combined costs for all of the films that Ed Wood actually made. He was married twice. (bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) 
 
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 Parents:
  Edward D Wood (1895 - 1967)
  Lillian Phillips Wood (1903 - 1989)
 
 Spouse:
  Kathleen O'Hara Everett Wood (1922 - 2006)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes Scattered
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Edward Davis Ed Wood
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- Rest in Peace
 Added: Jun. 19, 2017
There may have been thousands of directors with more talent than Ed Wood, but very few have brought more joy to me than he did. I have found more enjoyment at watching the complete ineptness of _Plan Nine From Outer Space_ than I have from 98% of the thou...(Read more)
- Paul Rabe
 Added: Jun. 13, 2017
Your films were no worse than any other of the time.
- Bunny
 Added: Dec. 10, 2016
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