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 Kurt Neumann

Kurt Neumann

Birth
Nuremberg, Stadtkreis Nürnberg, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death 21 Aug 1958 (aged 60)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial East Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Chapel Mausoleum, Corridor of Eternal Life
Memorial ID 5432 · View Source
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Motion Picture Director, Producer. Prolific, efficient director of B pictures, with an emphasis on fantasy and action. He is best remembered for the classic sci-fi thriller "The Fly" (1958). Neumann was born in Nuremberg, Germany, and came to the United States in the early 1930s to shoot foreign-language versions of Universal talkies. He was the original choice to direct "The Bride of Frankenstein" (1935), but was replaced at the last minute by James Whale. His subsequent career was spent with such lower-echelon producers as Sol Lesser, for whom he made several "Tarzan" epics. Overall his work is diverting but routine. Among his 70 credits are "Hold 'Em Navy" (1937), "The Return of the Vampire" (1943), "Tarzan and the Amazons" (1945), "Rocketship X-M" (1950), "Son of Ali Baba" (1952), "Kronos" (1957), and "The Deerslayer" (1957). He wrote the screenplays for several of his films. Neumann died, an apparent suicide, one month before the premiere of "The Fly", and did not see it become his biggest hit.

Bio by: Bobb Edwards


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  • Added: 16 May 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5432
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Kurt Neumann (5 Apr 1898–21 Aug 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5432, citing Home of Peace Memorial Park, East Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .