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Meyer in 1996 (photo by Roger Ebert)
Russell Albion Meyer
March 21, 1922
|Died||September 18, 2004 (aged 82)|
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Pneumonia|
|Spouse(s)||Betty Valdovinos (1949–1950) |
Eve Meyer (1952–1966)
Edy Williams (1970–1973)
Russell Albion "Russ" Meyer (March 21, 1922 – September 18, 2004) was an American movie director, producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor, actor and photographer.
Meyer is known writing and directing on a series of successful low-budget sexploitation movies that featured campy humor, sly satire and large-breasted women such as in Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!.
He was married to Betty Valdovinos from 1949 until they divorced in 1950. Then he was married to Eve Meyer from 1952 until they divorced in 1966. Then he was married to Edy Williams from 1970 until they divorced in 1973.
Meyer died on September 18, 2004 in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California from complications from pneumonia after battling Alzheimer's disease. He was 82 years old. Meyer was buried at Stockton Rural Cemetery in Stockton, California.
- "Russ Meyer, 82, a Filmmaker of Classics in a Lusty Genre, Dies". The New York Times. September 23, 2004. https://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/23/arts/23meyer.html. Retrieved August 11, 2013.
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