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Irwin Allen

Born: Jun 12, 1916

Death: Nov 2, 1991

Birthplace: New York City

Profession: Film Producer

Nationality: United States

Irwin Allen

Date of Birth : Jun 12, 1916
Date of Death : Nov 2, 1991
Birth Place : New York City

Irwin Allen was an American television, documentary and film director and producer with a varied career who became known as the "Master of Disaster" for his work in the disaster film genre. His most successful productions were The Poseidon Adventure and The Towering Inferno. He also created several popular 1960s science fiction television series, such as Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Lost in Space, and Land of the Giants.


  • Film Producer
  • Writer
  • Screenwriter
  • Film director
  • Businessperson

Also known as

  • The Master of Disaster


  • Sheila Matthews Allen


  • Nathan

Awards Won

  • Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature
  • David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film
  • Razzie Award for Worst Career Achievement
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