Ed Wood

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Ed Wood
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in Glen or Glenda (1953)
Edward Davis Wood, Jr.

(1924-10-10)October 10, 1924
DiedDecember 10, 1978(1978-12-10) (aged 54)
Cause of deathHeart attack
OccupationScreenwriter, director, producer, writer, actor, author, and editor
Years active1947–1978
Norma McCarty (m. 1955–1956)

Kathleen O'Hara (m. 1959–1978)
ChildrenKathleen Emily Wood

Edward Davis "Ed" Wood, Jr. (October 10, 1924 – December 10, 1978) was an American screenwriter, director, producer, actor, author, and editor who is known for his works in low-budget horror or fantasy movies and is also known for his works with Bela Lugosi. Wood is considered one of the worst movie directors of all time. His most famous were Plan 9 from Outer Space, Bride of the Monster and Glen or Glenda.

Wood was born in Poughkeepsie, New York on October 10, 1924. At a young age, because his mother had wanted a girl, he was forced to dress up as a girl and would have that crossdressing habit for the rest of his life.[1] Wood had a lifelong attraction to the feel of angora.

Wood was married to Norma McCarty in 1956 until they divorced several months later. Then he married Kathy O'Hara in 1956. They were married until his death in 1978. Wood had an illigitimate daughter from a 1946 relationship who lived in NY.

Wood died on December 10, 1978 in Los Angeles, California from a heart attack, aged 54.

A 1994 movie was released based on Wood's life directed by Tim Burton. Johnny Depp played Wood in the movie.

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  1. "Ed Wood Biography". Biography.com. Archived from the original on 4 January 2013. Retrieved 11 January 2013.

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