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Birth Name: Tom Savini
Born: 1945
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Inspired as a child by the legendary achievements of Lon Chaney Sr., he developed an early passion for the magic of movie makeup. He also worked extensively as an actor and makeup artist in regional theater. Savini gained notoriety as the makeup FX mastermind behind the splatter movie cycle that hit its stride with the 1980 summer release of the immensely successful "Friday the 13th". His work in that film inspired scores of imitations. He even made several memorable appearances on the "David Letterman Show" to reveal some tricks of his specialized trade.

Savini's most important work was done in collaboration with the Pittsburgh-based horror auteur, George Romero. Though often memorably gr... Continue Bio >>

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