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Born on this day in horror history – March 4

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1973 – Len Wiseman, writer/producer/director of “Underworld”, “Underworld: Evolution”, “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans”, “Underworld: Awakening”, “Total Recall” remake, and the upcoming “Sleepy Hollow” TV show.

1965 – Paul W.S. Andeson, who wrote, directed and /or produced the films “Pandorum,” “Resident Evil,” “Event Horizon,” “Resident Evil: Afterlife”,  “Alien vs Predator”, “Death Race”, “Resident Evil: Retribution”, and the upcoming “Resident Evil 6″.

1963 – Daniel Roebuck, who produced/directed and starred in “Halloween…The Happy Haunting of America” (where he played horror host “Dr. Shocker). He has appeared in the films “Final Destination,” “Bubba Ho-tep,” the three Rob Zombie films “The Devil’s Rejects,” “Halloween,” “Halloween II” and provided the voice of “Morris Green” in Zombie’s animated film “The Haunted World of El Superbeasto.”

1954 – Catherine O’Hara, who starred in “Beetlejuice” and did the voice of “Sally” in the film “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” the voice of “the mom” in “Monster House” and the voice of “Judith” in “Where the Wild Things Are.”

1953 – Kay Lenz, appeared in “House”, “Stripped to Kill”, and “Headhunter”.

1947 – Gunnar Hansen, who played the original “Leatherface” in the original “Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” He also starred in “Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers,” “Chainsaw Sally” and “Brutal Massacre: A Comedy.”

1941 – Adrian Lyne, director of such films as “Fatal Attraction”, and “Jacob’s Ladder”.

1939 – Paula Prentiss, who appeared in the films “The Stepford Wives,” “Saturday the 14th,” and in the pilot for the proposed TV series, “Mr. and Mrs. Dracula.”

1927 – Thayer David, who played the role of “Ben Stokes” on the daytime soap opera “Dark Shadows.” He also appeared in the films “Journey to the Center of the Earth” and “The Werewolf of Washington.”

1922 – Martha O’Driscoll, who appeared in the films “Ghost Chasers” and “House of Dracula.”

1916 – William Alland, who produced the films “The Deadly Mantis,” “The Black Castle” and “Tarantula,” to name a few.

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Catherine O’Hara
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Kay Lenz
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Gunnar Hansen

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