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Friday, August 19, 2011

Jimmy Sangster dead at 83

Screenwriter Jimmy Sangster, who penned some of the greatest gothic horror and suspense films from Hammer Films during the 1950s and 1960s died today, August 19.

Sangster began his career as an an assistant director and production manager and only reluctantly took up the task of writing the script for "Horror of Dracula" when the production ran into trouble. He went on from there to write dozens of more scripts for Hammer Films in just about every genre the studio made movies in, and even did some directing. During the 1970s, Sangster worked in Hollywood, writing some of the most celebrated episodes of "Wonder Woman," "Night Stalker," and "The Six Million Dollar Man."

Sangster died at his home in London from an as-of-yet undetailed cause.


  1. Wow. Talk about living forever--that kind of work assures it.

  2. That is some very sad news. I've watched a lot of this man's words, and they were always pretty entertaining. RIP.

  3. Yeah... I think he left the sort of mark that every writer secretly dreams about.