Irwin Allen

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Irwin Allen

Born

6/12/1916, New York, NY

Died

11/2/1991

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Gender

Male

Also Known As

The Master of Disaster
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Biography

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Irwin Allen began his film career as a film producer in the late fifties. He soon made a name for himself with science fiction films such as "The Lost Wolrd" (1960) and "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" (1961) which was made into a successful television series…more

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  • Trivia

    • Irwin fired a pistol on sets often to get the reaction from the actors he wanted.

    • Irwin didn't like female guest stars on Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea as he felt they spent too much time in make-up. By the third season of the show, he had eliminated any female guest appearances entirely.

    • Irwin won the Oscar for Best Documentary for The Sea Around Us (1952) and was nominated for Best Picture with The Towering Inferno (1974).

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