Monday, February 14, 2011

RIP David F. Friedman

B-movie producer David F. Friedman has died in Anniston at the age of 87.

Friedman's niece, Bridgett Everett, said he died of heart failure Monday morning at a nursing home.

Friedman was an independent movie producer who was credited with helping create "gore" or splatter movies. He produced "Blood Feast" in 1963 for $24,500. His niece says the cult classic ended up netting $6.5 million for him and the other investors.

Friedman spent much of his career in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. He moved to Anniston in 1988 to be near family.

Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. Saturday at K.L Brown Funeral Home in Anniston.

FRIEDMAN, David F. (David Frank Friedman)
Born: 12/24/1923, Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.A.
Died: 2/14/2011, Anniston, Albama, U.S.A.

David F. Friedman's westerns - producer, screenwriter, actor:
Brand of Shame (Nude Django) - 1968 [producer, screenwriter, actor]
The Ramrodder - 1969 [producer]
The Erotic Adventures of Zorro - 1972 [producer, screenwriter, actor

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