Carolyn Purdy-Gordon Biography, Stuart Gordon’s Wife Carolyn Purdy-Gordon Wiki
Carolyn Purdy-Gordon is the wife of Stuart Gordon, an American filmmaker, theatre director, screenwriter, and playwright. She is a writer and actress, known for Fortress (1992), Re-Animator (1985) and From Beyond (1986).
Stuart Gordon is reported to have died on March 24th aged 72. He is survived by Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, his wife of nearly 52 years, daughters Suzanna, Jillian, and Margert Gordon, and four grandchildren.
So sad to have heard today Stuart Gordon passed. He was the sweetest damn guy. Always supportive and helpful. Here’s a pic I took of him back in 2004 in the Masters of Horror editorial suite. Honored to have known the guy. SPACE TRUCKERS is my favorite movie of his. Go watch it. pic.twitter.com/pSE0ZAS4vB
Carolyn Purdy-Gordon and Stuart Gordon have been married since college December 20th, 1968 until March 24th, 2020 (his death). The two remained partners in life and frequent artistic collaborators. While still in college, she starred as a nude dancer in Gordon’s controversial student play version of Peter Pan, which caused him to arrested for obscenity.
Carolyn appeared as Rose in Norman Lear’s Bleacher Bums, the TV series E/R, and most of Gordon’s films including Re-Animator, Robot Jox, The Pit, and The Pendulum, Space Truckers, and more.
Who is Stuart Gordon? His Death & Cause
Stuart Gordon was an American filmmaker, theatre director, screenwriter, and playwright. He was initially recognized for his provocative and frequently controversial work in experimental theatre, Gordon is perhaps more widely known for work in film. Most of Gordon’s cinematic work is in the horror genre, though he has also ventured into science fiction and film noir.
Gordon graduated from Lane Technical High School before studying at the University of Wisconsin in Madison where he majored in theatre. However, the budding filmmaker dropped out and moved back to Chicago to start the Organic Theater with his wife Carolyn, which was wildly successful. They’re largely credited from jumpstarting the career of playwright David Mamet after performing the world premiere of “Sexual Perversity in Chicago.”
Stuart Gordon passed away on Tuesday evening, March 24th, 2020 at the age of 72.