Carolyn Purdy-Gordon Bio, Wiki
Carolyn Purdy-Gordon is an American writer and actress who is best known for being the wife of the late Cult Classic Horror filmmaker, Stuart Gordon. She is also known for her work in Fortress (1992), Re-Animator (1985) and From Beyond (1986).
She started her eminent screen career with a portrayal of a physician in Gordon’s popular gorefest-cum-black comedy Re-Animator (1985), starring Bruce Abbott and Jeffrey Combs. She then worked on additional projects with her husband including the horror-comedy From Beyond (1986), the more straight-faced shocker Dolls (1987), and the sci-fi action movie Robot Jox (1989).
In 1976, Purdy-Gordon was nominated for a 1976 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Principal Role in a Play for “Switch Bitch” at the Organic Theater Company in Chicago, Illinois.
Carolyn Purdy-Gordon Age
Purdy-Gordon was born in 1947 in Michigan, United States (she is 73 years old as of 2020.)
Carolyn Purdy-Gordon Husband
Purdy-Gordon was married to American filmmaker, theatre director, screenwriter, and playwright, Stuart Gordon, from 20 December 1968 till the time of his death on 24 March 2020. The couple was blessed with three daughters- Suzanna, Jillian, and Margaret.
Her husband was best known for his cinematic work in the horror genre, though he has also ventured into science fiction and film noir. He was a fan of H. P. Lovecraft and adapted several of the author’s stories for the screen, including From Beyond, Re-Animator, and Dagon, as well as the Masters of Horror episode Dreams in the Witch-House.
Carolyn Purdy-Gordon Net Worth
Purdy-Gordon’s net worth is currently under review and will be updated soon. Her husband had an estimated net worth of $35 Million at the time of his death.
Carolyn Purdy-Gordon Husband’s Death
Purdy-Gordon’s husband died on March 24, 2020, at the age of 72. His family confirmed the news of his death to Variety, but have yet to announce the cause of Gordon’s death.
Edgar Wright, Shaun of the Dead filmmaker wrotte a tribute to Gordon on Twitter, “Sorry to hear about the great Stuart Gordon passing. Along with his storied career in theatre and independent film, he is in the horror hall of hame forever for films like From Beyond & the outrageous gem that is Re-Animator. Put a plaque up at Miskatonic University for him.”
Sorry to hear about the great Stuart Gordon passing. Along with his storied career in theatre and independent film, he is in the horror hall of hame forever for films like ‘From Beyond’ & the outrageous gem that is ‘Re-Animator’. Put a plaque up at Miskatonic University for him. pic.twitter.com/Uv56Bc4Isd
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) March 25, 2020