Sunday, December 13, 2015

Anthony Cardoza: 1930-2015

B-movie producer Anthony Cardoza, best known for his work on Ed Wood's Night of the Ghouls (1959) and Coleman Francis' The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961), died of a stroke about a week ago at age 85.

According to actor Conrad Brooks, Cardoza fell at his home a couple of weeks ago and eventually died of a stroke following surgery.

Among other titles, Cardoza produced The Skydivers (1963), Night Train to Mundo Fine (1966), Bigfoot (1970), and Misfit Patrol (1998). He also appeared as an actor in several of the films he produced.

Cardoza remained active into his 80s and ran a production/distribution company called Ace Pix International.

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