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Irwin Allen
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Birth Date:June 12, 1916
Astrology Sign:Gemini
Chinese Sign:Dragon - Yang
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Occupation:Film/TV Director

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Irwin Allen

Biography:Irwin Allen (June 12, 1916 - November 2, 1991) was a television and film producer nicknamed "The Master of Disaster" for his work in the disaster film genre. He was also notable for creating a number of memorable and popular television series.

In 1952, he won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for The Sea Around Us. Allen's film credits include The Animal World (1956), The Story of Mankind (1957), which has been widely regarded as a Golden Turkey, The Big Circus (1959), The Lost World (1961), Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961), which later became the basis of his tv series of the same name, and Five Weeks In a Balloon (1962).

In the 1960s Allen moved into television as a producer and was responsible for series such as Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964-1968), Lost in Space (1965-1968), The Time Tunnel (1966-1967), Land of the Giants (1967-1970) and The Swiss Family Robinson (1975-1976). There is also a movie, City Beneath the Sea (1971), intended as a pilot for a new series, using many of the props from Voyage. Allen's science-fiction series became notorious for their inclusion of absurd science and an emphasis on the juvenile 'sci-fi' element.

In the 1970s Allen returned to cinema screens and was the most popular name associated with the decade's fad for the disaster film genre. Allen produced the likes of the hugely successful The Poseidon Adventure (1972) and The Towering Inferno (1974), which he also co-directed, and directed-produced The Swarm (1978), Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979) and When Time Ran Out (1980).

In the late 1970s/1980s Allen sporadically returned to tv with mini-series like The Return of Captain Nemo/The Amazing Captain Nemo (1978) and a star-studded version of Alice in Wonderland (1985).

Achievements: (Filmography)
The Towering Inferno (1975)
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

Chinese Horoscope for Irwin Allen
Includes characteristics and Vices
Irwin Allen's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 03, 1916 - January 22, 1917
Birthday: June 12, 1916

The Dragon is a Yang,
and is the Fifth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Good Health

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Irwin Allen's Personality Tarot Card Strength - Personality Card

Birthday: June 12, 1916

A time for self-awareness involving courage, strength, and determination.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Irwin Allen's Growth Tarot Card The Lovers

Birthday: June 12, 2022

A relationship or love affair with a trial or choice involved.




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