Currently alive, at 71 years of age.
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1948 – He was born on the 16th of January inCarthage, New York, USA.
– John Carpenter was educated at Western Kentucky university.
1962 – He began making short films.
1970 – He won an academy award for Best Live-Action Short Subject, for The Resurrection of Broncho Billy.
– Carpenter formed a band called The Coupe de Villes, he has had numerous roles in the film industry including writer, actor, composer, producer, and director.
1974 – He made The Resurrection of Broncho Billy and started work on Dark Star.
– He was also in a band called the Coupe de Villes while he attended USC, which included future directors Tommy Lee Wallace and Nick Castle.