Charles B. Griffith

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Charles Byron Griffith (September 23, 1930 – September 28, 2007) was an American screenwriter, actor, and film director. He was the son of Donna Dameral, radio star of Myrt and Marge, along with Charles' grandmother, Myrtle Vail, and was best known for writing Roger Corman productions such as A Bucket of Blood (1959), The Little Shop of Horrors (1960), and Death Race 2000 (1975).

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Charles B. Griffith
Griffith in The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
Charles Byron Griffith

(1930-09-23)September 23, 1930
DiedSeptember 28, 2007(2007-09-28) (aged 77)
Occupation(s)Screenwriter, actor, film director

He was credited with 29 movies, but is known to have written many more.[1] He had also directed at least six films, acted in six films, was second unit director in six films, produced three films, and was the production manager of two films.

During the late fifties and early sixties, Griffith created both redneck classics such as Eat My Dust! and black comedies such as A Bucket of Blood and The Little Shop of Horrors. He had a small role in It Conquered the World, which he also wrote, as Dr. Pete Shelton.

Griffith died on September 28, 2007, in San Diego, aged 77, from a heart attack [1][2]

Quentin Tarantino dedicated his film Death Proof to Griffith, whom he referred to as one of his main influences and called "the father of redneck cinema".[citation needed]

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