Jess Franco

Active - 1959 - 2014  |   Born - May 12, 1930 in Madrid, Spain  |   Died - Apr 2, 2013   |   Genres - Comedy

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  • Began composing music at age 6.
  • Wrote and published a novel before becoming a filmmaker.
  • A lover of jazz music, he sometimes worked under pseudonyms taken from jazz musicians, like Clifford Brown and James P. Johnson.
  • Often wrote his own scripts and worked as his own cameraman.
  • Was named in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most prolific director in the world.
  • Had his own production company, Manacoa Films.