Curtis Harrington
Date of Birth
Sep 17, 1928
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, CA


An amateur filmmaker as a teenager, Harrington made several experimental shorts in 8- and 16-mm from the early '40s to the mid '50s, including The Fall of the House of Usher, Picnic, and The Wormwood Star. He also acted in Kenneth Anger's classic 1954 avant-garde short Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (playing Cesare the somnambulist from The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari). An assistant to producer...