Val Lewton

Producer, Screenwriter, Novelist
Versatile and prolific writer of novels, nonfiction and poetry who entered film as a protege of David O. Selznick in the early 1930s. Lewton went on to produce a number of stylish, low-budget horror films for RKO ... Read more »
Born: 05/07/1904 in Russia

Filmography

Producer (12)

Bedlam 1946 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Body Snatcher 1945 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mademoiselle Fifi 1944 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Curse of the Cat People 1944 (Movie)

(Producer)

Cat People 1942 (Movie)

(Producer)

I Walked with a Zombie (Movie)

(Producer)

Isle of the Dead (Movie)

(Producer)

My Own True Love (Movie)

(Producer)

The Ghost Ship (Movie)

(Producer)

The Leopard Man (Movie)

(Producer)

The Seventh Victim (Movie)

(Producer)

Youth Runs Wild (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (3)

Bedlam 1946 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Body Snatcher 1945 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Isle of the Dead (Movie)

(Screenwriter)
Actor (1)

Biography

Versatile and prolific writer of novels, nonfiction and poetry who entered film as a protege of David O. Selznick in the early 1930s. Lewton went on to produce a number of stylish, low-budget horror films for RKO, notably the atmospheric "Cat People" (1942), the engagingly macabre "I Walked With A Zombie" (1943) and the chilling "Bedlam" (1946).

Relationships

Lucy Olga Lewton

Sister

Max Hofschneider

Father
died in 1908

Ruth Lewton

Wife
married in 1929

Nina Lewton

Mother
changed family name to Lewton when she settled in the USA died in 1967 at age 92

Alla Nazimova Actor

Aunt

EDUCATION

Clason Point Military Academy

New York Military Academy

New York

Columbia University

New York , New York

Milestones

1941

Produced "Cat People"

1928

With MGM publicity department

1909

Immigrated to the USA

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