George A. Romero Overview

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Born: February 04, 1940

A native New Yorker, George A. Romero began making films when he was just 14 with an 8 mm camera. After graduating from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's renowned Carnegie Mellon University, he began working in the industrial film business and saved up enough money to make his first feature length film in 1968, the black-and-white zombie movie Night of the Living Dead. Although it barely broke even initially, the movie became a success when Reader's Digest published an article criticizing it for its... See All

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