Edward Davis Wood, Jr. (October 10, 1924 to December 10, 1978), better known as Ed Wood, was an American screenwriter, director, producer, actor, author, and editor, who made a number of low-budget genre films and published pulp novels under various names. Ed Wood's fiction is as strange, idiosyncratic and out of step with his times and mores as his infamous movies. His novels inter-splice erotic segments with lengthy philosophical, sociological and psychological discourse. Rudolph Grey's biography "Nightmare of Ecstasy: The Life and Art of Edward D. Wood, Jr." (1992) and Tim Burton's biopic "Ed Wood," which earned two Academy Awards, brought attention to his life and work. He died in 1978 of an alcohol-induced heart attack and has since achieved cult status.
From the description of Ed Wood, Jr. collection, 1966-2006. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 771016200