Edward Davis "Ed" Wood, Jr. (1924 - 1978) MP

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Birthplace: Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York, United States
Death: Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
Managed by: Doug Robinson
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About Edward Davis "Ed" Wood, Jr.


Edward Davis "Ed" Wood, Jr. (October 10, 1924 — December 10, 1978) was an American screenwriter, director, producer, actor, author and film editor. In the 1950s, Wood made a number of low-budget science fiction, horror and cowboy genre films, intercutting stock footage. In the 1960s and 1970s, he made sexploitation movies and wrote over 80 pulp crime, horror and sex novels.

Wood's father, Edward Sr., worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a custodian, and his family relocated numerous times around the United States. Eventually, they settled in Poughkeepsie, New York, where Ed Wood, Jr. was born.

While making Bride of the Monster in 1955, Wood married Norma McCarty. McCarty appeared as Edie, a stewardess in Plan 9 from Outer Space. The marriage was later annulled when McCarty discovered that Wood was a crossdresser.

Wood married his second wife, Kathy O'Hara, in 1959. They remained married until Wood's death in 1978.

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Ed Wood's Timeline

October 10, 1924
Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York, United States
December 10, 1978
Age 54
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States