Profile of the Day: Ed Wood
On October 10, 1924, American filmmaker Ed Wood was born in Poughkeepsie, New York. In the 1950s, Wood made a number of low-budget science fiction, horror and cowboy genre films, intercutting stock footage. His films developed a large cult following who continue to celebrate his campy films today.
Did you know in 1942, after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Wood enlisted in the United States Marine Corps? He was involved in the Battle of Tarawa and reached the rank of Corporal before he was discharged.
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