Sunday 10 September 2000
Curt Siodmak, 1902 - 2000
Curt Siodmak, German writer and film director, died on September 2, at age 98, in Three Rivers, California, where he had lived on a 50-acre ranch since 1958.
Siodmak was best known as the screenwriter of the 1941 film The Wolf Man and numerous other early horror films: Son of Dracula (1943), Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943), and House of Frankenstein (1944). He also wrote the story for Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956).
Siodmak published 18 novels in Germany before emigrating. His best-known English-language novel was Donovan's Brain (1943), which was filmed three times, as The Lady and the Monster (1944), Donovan's Brain (1953), and Vengeance (1963). A belated sequel, Hauser's Memory (1968) was also filmed (1970).
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