Harold and Maude, ER B
Harold and Maude, ER B
By : Colin Higgins
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Colin Higgins

COLIN HIGGINS (1941-1988)

was born in Moumea, New Caledonia (a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean) on July 28th 1941. He grew up in Australia, studied at the Sorbonne University in Paris and at the University College of Los Angeles.

He later became a US citizen and worked as a professional actor, screenwriter and film director in California. While still a film student at UCLA he wrote a short subject for his Master's degree which he later turned into the 1970 feature film "Harold and Maude", which was the first film he directed. The film was a box-office flop that turned into a cult success, and combines black humour with Higgins' own preoccupation with sudden death.

He directed a total of five films before dying of AIDS on August 5th 1988. He was only 47.