Ted Demme

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Edward Kern "Ted" Demme (October 26, 1963 – January 14, 2002[1]) was an American movie director and producer. His career began in 1988. His movies included The Ref (1994), Beautiful Girls (1996), Life and Blow. He died during a celebrity basketball game[2] in Santa Monica, California due to a heart attack.[1] The heart attack may have been caused by cocaine.[2] He was 38 years old when he died.

He was married to Amanda Demme from 1994 until his death. The couple had two sons. He was the nephew of Jonathan Demme.[1]

Filmography[change | change source]

Movies[change | change source]

Year Movie Starring
1993 Who's the Man? Ed Lover, Dr Dre
1995 The Ref Dennis Leary, Kevin Spacey
1996 Beautiful Girls Matt Dillon, Annabeth Gish
1998 Monument Ave. Denis Leary, Ian Hart
1999 Life Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence
2001 Blow Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz

Television[change | change source]

Year Program Notes
1988 Yo! MTV Raps TV series
1993 Denis Leary: No Cure for Cancer Special
1994–96 Homicide: Life on the Street Series (2 episodes)
1997 SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground TV movie, segment "Manhattan Miracle"
1997 Denis Leary: Lock 'N Load Special

Reference[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Obituary: Ted Demme". the Guardian. 2002-01-18. Retrieved 2022-06-20.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Demme took cocaine, says coroner". 3 February 2002.

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