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Birth Name: Tobe Hooper
Born: 01/25/1943
Birth Place: Austin, Texas, USA

Born on Jan. 25, 1943 in Austin, TX, Hooper was raised by his father, Norman, who owned a theater in San Angelo, and his mother, Lois. He took his first strides toward becoming a filmmaker at nine years old after discovering his father's 8mm camera, which he used to make his own movies. By the time he was a teenager, Hooper had completed "The Abyss" (1959), his first short film with sound. With a number of shorts soon to follow, Hooper's childhood hobby soon became a job when he broke into professional filmmaking as a commercial and industrial film director. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Hooper worked steadily as a documentary filmmaker, churning out some 60-odd films in that time. In 19... Continue Bio >>

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