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Herschell Gordon Lewis
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Lewis in 2003
Born June 15, 1926(1926-06-15)[1]
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died September 26, 2016(2016-09-26) (aged 90)
Alma mater Northwestern University
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, cinematographer, former English professor, advertising executive, direct-mail consultant
Years active 1959–2016

Herschell Gordon Lewis (June 15, 1926 – September 26, 2016) was an American filmmaker. He was best known for creating the "splatter" subgenre of horror movies.[2] He is often called the "Godfather of Gore".