Date of Birth:
29 April 1923
Irvin Kershner played in 2 and created 5 movies in the Drama, Music, Documentary, Western, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Crime genres.
Irvin Kershner got succeed with average imdb rating 7.8.
While he was directing Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) - the first Star Wars film to feature the character Yoda--he earned the nickname "Kersh". He was also filming "Empire" at the same studio Stanley Kubrick was using to film The Shining (1980). Stephen King was on the set and met Kershner. Years later, King wrote "It," which features a character named Mrs. Kersh, who sounds like Yoda.
Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985". New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.
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