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Siodmak, Curt, 1902-2000

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    • Siodmak, Kurt, 1902-2000
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1902-08-10
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2000-09-02
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Dresden (Germany)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Three Rivers (Calif.)
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  • Sources

    • found: His Schuss im tonfilmatelier, 1930.
    • found: Green, C.R. Black Friday, c1985:CIP front matter (Kurt Siodmak)
    • found: LC data base, 8-3-90(hdg.: Siodmak, Curt, 1902- ; usage: Curt Siodmak)
    • found: His Even a man who is pure in heart--, 1997:t.p. (Curt Siodmak) p. i (just after his first literary success. Kurt - later Curt - was thirty when he and his wife Henrietta escaped the Nazis)
    • found: Internet, URL:, Feb. 21, 2001(Curt Siodmak, d. Sept. 2, 2000)
    • found: His Gabriel's body, 1992:p. [3] of cover (Curt Siodmak was a major player in the Germany film industry that thrived in Berlin between the world wars; worked with Fritz Lang, Charles Boyer, and Erich Pommer; fled Nazis, settling in England; wrote the 1936 screenplay to Transatlantic tunnel; has made 56 films in Hollywood and Europe; started the Wolfman, Frankenstein, and Invisible man series at Universal Studios; also the author of 26 novels including City in the sky, Donovan's brain, Hauser's memory, For kings only, and The witch of Paris)
    • found: El cerebro de Donovan, 1951:title page (by Curt Siodmak)
    • found: Wikipedia, 29 August 2016(Curt Siodmak; Curt Siodmak (August 10, 1902-September 2, 2000) was a German-American novelist and screenwriter; he is known for his work in the horror and science fiction film genres, with such films as The Wolf Man and Donovan's Brain; he was the younger brother of noir director Robert Siodmak; Siodmak was born Kurt Siodmak in Dresden, Germany; he acquired a degree in mathematics before beginning to write novels; he invested early royalties earned by his first books in the movie Menschen am Sonntag (1929); in the following years Siodmak wrote many novels, screenplays, and short stories including the novel F.P.1 antwortet nicht (F.P.1 Doesn't Answer) (1932) which was adapted into a film; Siodmak decided to emigrate after hearing an anti-Semitic tirade by the Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, and departed for England where he made a living as a screenwriter before moving to the United States in 1937; his big break in Hollywood came with the screenplay for The Wolf Man (1941), starring Lon Chaney, Jr.; other films he wrote the screenplays for include Earth vs. the Flying Saucers, I Walked With a Zombie and The Beast With Five Fingers; Siodmak died in his sleep on September 2, 2000 at his home in Three Rivers, California)
  • LC Classification

    • PS3537.I875
    • PT2639.I8
  • Change Notes

    • 1980-10-07: new
    • 2016-08-31: revised
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