Mark Damon

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Mark Damon (2011)

Mark Damon (born April 2, 1933 in Chicago , Illinois ) is an American actor and film producer .


After majoring in literature and business administration at the University of California , Los Angeles, Damon began his Hollywood career in the mid-1950s with films such as Young and Dangerous (1957) and appeared in several of Roger Corman's B-films ; including the Poe film The Cursed . In 1963 he went to Europe and made numerous adventure films and spaghetti westerns . In 1966 Damon was supposed to take on the leading role in Sergio Corbucci's famous Italo-Western Django , which could not be realized due to scheduling difficulties.

In 1977 he founded his own production company, Producer Sales Organization , the first film produced by them was Die Chorknaben (based on Joseph Wambaugh's novel). Damon was also involved in the American version of Das Boot . Ten years later he founded Vision International . One of his most recent projects was the production of Elie Chouraqui s O Jerusalem (2006)

Damon was married to the German actress Barbara Frey ; since 1974 he has been married to Margaret Markov in his second marriage.

His biography "From Cowboy to Mogul to Monster" was published in 2008 ( ISBN 1-4343-7736-9 ).

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