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Denis Gifford Net Worth

Denis Gifford Net Worth is
$1.4 Million

Denis Gifford Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Denis Gifford (26 December 1927 – 18 May 2000) was a British writer, broadcaster, journalist, comic artist and historian of film, comics, television and radio. In his lengthy career, he wrote and drew for British comics; wrote more than fifty books on the creators, performers, characters and history of popular media; devised, compiled and contributed to popular programmes for radio and television; and directed several short films. Gifford was also a major comics collector, owning what was perhaps the largest collection of British comics in the world.Gifford's work in the history of film and comics, particularly in Britain, provided an account of the work in those media of previously unattempted scope, discovering countless lost films and titles and identifying numerous uncredited creators. He was particularly interested in the early stages in film and comics history, for which records were scarce and unreliable, and his own vast collection was an invaluable source. Gifford produced detailed filmographies of every traceable fiction, non-fiction and animated film ever released in the UK, and of early animated films in the US.He compiled the first comics catalogue attempting to list every comic ever published in the UK, as well as the first price guide for British comics. His research into the early development of comics and cinema laid the groundwork for their academic study, and his reference works remain key texts in the fields.Gifford was also a cartoonist and comic artist who worked for numerous titles, mostly for British comics in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. Although these were largely humour strips, he worked in a range of genres including superhero, Western, science fiction and adventure.
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Date Of BirthDecember 26, 1927
Died2000-05-18
Place Of BirthForest Hill, London, England, UK
ProfessionWriter, Director, Producer
NationalityBritish
SpouseAngela Kalagias
ChildrenPandora Jane
Star SignCapricorn
#Quote
1[on Rondo Hatton] He was the only horror film star to play monsters without make-up.
2[on Boris Karloff] In "The Mummy" he was billed by surname alone, 'Karloff the Uncanny,' a cinematic accolade hitherto confined to Greta Garbo.
3[on Bela Lugosi] His voice was laced with melodic menace; a natural aid was his native accent which, like his acting, was strictly from Hungary.
#Fact
1Comic historian who owned Britain's biggest collection of comics. He was also an authority on British cinema, and authored such major works as the "British Film Catalogue 1895-1985" and "Entertainers in British Films - A Century of Showbiz in the Cinema". He was at the same school as Bob Monkhouse and they gave charity performances together during the war, remaining friends ever since.

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Looks FamiliarTV Series deviser - 181 episodes, 1970 - 1986 writer - 1 episode, 1982
Junior ShowtimeTV Series sketches - 4 episodes, 1974 writer - 1 episode, 1973
Quick on the Draw1974TV Series deviser
The Witches' Brew1973TV Series writer - 12 episodes
The Alberts' Channel Too1964TV Movie
Highlight: The Singing Cinema1964
Running Wild1954TV Series writer - 3 episodes

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Studio of the Stars: The Elstree Story1967TV Movie documentary programme associate
Highlight: The Singing Cinema1964producer

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Highlight: The Singing Cinema1964

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood1995TV Mini-Series documentary grateful thanks - 1 episode

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Clapper Board1973-1974TV SeriesHimself
Film '721973TV SeriesHimself - Presenter

Known for movies


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