Samuel Zachary Arkoff was an American producer of B movies.
|Born:||Samuel Zachary Arkoff, 12 June 1918, Fort Dodge, Iowa, U.S.|
|Died:||September 16, 2001, Burbank, California, U.S.|
|Known for:||co-founder of American International Pictures|
|Children:||Louis Arkoff, Donna Arkoff Roth|
|IMDb:||Samuel Z. Arkoff’s IMDb|
About Samuel Z. Arkoff
Producer of low-budget but popular B-movies like Blacula and I Was a Teenage Werewolf, which starred a young Michael Landon.
He was a producer on The Hank McCune Show, the sitcom that first used a laugh track instead of a live studio audience.
He religiously followed his credo of never spending too much for any film, and he eschewed using established stars in favor of making his own, helping Landon and Charles Bronson break out.
He was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the son of Russian immigrants who ran a clothing store.
He worked as a lawyer in the 1950s, representing many on Hollywood’s fringe with his best-known clients coming from Ed Wood.
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