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Dan Curtis
Birth name: Daniel Mayer Cherkoss
Aliases: R. Daniel Curtis
Gender: Male
Medium(s): Film; Television
Roles: Executive producer; Producer; Director; Writer
Date of birth: August 12th, 1927
Place of birth: Bridgeport, Connecticut
Date of death: March 27th, 2006
Place of death: Brentwood, California
Notable works: Dark Shadows
Kolchak: The Night Stalker
1st Horror: Dark Shadows: 1

Dan Curtis (August 12th, 1927 - March 27th, 2006) was the series creator and executive producer of the original Dark Shadows television series. He adapted a popular storyline from the series into the 1970 feature-length film, House of Dark Shadows. He then produced a quasi-sequel film called Night of Dark Shadows, which included a brand new storyline never before used in the series (although it did reinvent notable characters from the series such as Quentin Collins and Gerard Stiles.

Curtis went on to direct two more horror films. In 1973, he revisited his vampire roots by tackling another remake of Bram Stoker's classic Dracula. That same year, he produced a television version of Frankenstein. Three years later he directed the 1976 film Burnt Offerings.

Curtis passed away twenty days after mourning the loss of his wife Norma on March 7th, 2006.

Body of work[edit | edit source]

Film Year Role
House of Dark Shadows 1970 Director; Producer
Night of Dark Shadows 1971 Director; Producer
Dracula 1984 Director; Producer
Frankenstein 1973 Producer
The Night Strangler 1973 Director
Burnt Offerings 1976 Director

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