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Full Name at Birth
Kenneth Wilbur Anglemeyer
Date of Birth
Lucifer tattoo from his youth across his chest (close friend got one too!), Very handsome as a young/middle aged man - brooding eyes, dark brown hair
Making Films, Writing Books, Directing, Acting (as a younger man in some of his own movies), Occultist
Claim to Fame
Independent Film Maker, Director, Author of Hollywood Babylon, Claims he was a child actor that began his career in the 1935 rendition of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Other Family Members
(Grandma) (Very influencial to young Kenneth) Miss Diggy (friend to young Kenneth and another influence in his young life)Zeena Schreck
(Anger had an intense dislike for him and threw paint on the front door of a home Warhol once owned)Shirley Temple
(He danced with her as a young boy once)
Loves Songs From the 1950's
His "Lucifer" Tattoo, sunglasses
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Kenneth Anger (born Kenneth Wilbur Anglemeyer; February 3, 1927) is an American underground experimental filmmaker, actor and author. Working exclusively in short films, he has produced almost forty works since 1937, nine of which have been grouped together as the "Magick Lantern Cycle", and form the basis of Anger's reputation as one of the most influential independent filmmakers in cinema history. His films variously merge surrealism with homoeroticism and the occult, and have been described as containing "elements of erotica, documentary, psychodrama, and spectacle". Anger himself has been described as "one of America's first openly gay filmmakers, and certainly the first whose work addressed homosexuality in an undisguised, self-implicating manner", and his "role in rendering gay culture visible within American cinema, commercial or otherwise, is impossible to overestimate", with several being released prior to the legalization of homosexuality in the United States. He has also focused upon occult themes in many of his films, being fascinated by the notorious English occultist Aleister Crowley, and is a follower of Crowley's religion, Thelema.
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