Harrington, Curtis

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Harrington, Curtis Gender: M
Gene Curtis Harrington
born on 17 September 1926 at 00:45 (= 12:45 AM )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 23°42' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 21°19 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 22°16'


American screen director whose work included experimental films, horror films, and episodic television. He is considered one of the forerunners of New Queer Cinema.

He began his career as a film critic, writing a book on Josef von Sternberg in 1948. He directed several avant-garde short films in the 1940s and '50s, including Fragment of Seeking, Picnic, and The Wormwood Star (a film study of the artwork of Marjorie Cameron). Cameron also co-starred in his subsequent film Night Tide (1961) with Dennis Hopper. Harrington worked with Kenneth Anger, serving as a cinematographer on Anger's Puce Moment and acting in Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954) (he played Cesare, the somnambulist).

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Harrington directed episodes of such popular television series as Baretta, Dynasty, Wonder Woman, The Twilight Zone and Charlie's Angels.

He died in Hollywood Hills, California on 6 May 2007 at age 80 of complications from a stroke he had suffered in 2005. Curtis Harrington's memoir Nice Guys Don't Work in Hollywood was published in 2013 by Drag City.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Death by Disease 6 May 2007 (After a stroke, age 80)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 2013 (Memoir "Nice Guys Don't Work in Hollywood")

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Stroke
  • Passions : Sexuality : Gay
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Stroke)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 80)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (Film and TV)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (Memoir "Nice Guys Don't Work in Hollywood")
  • Vocation : Writers : Biographer (Film)
  • Vocation : Writers : Critic (Film)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Film)