Laurence Merrick

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Laurence Merrick (April 22, 1926 - January 26, 1977) was an American film director and author. He is best known for co-directing the Oscar nominated documentary Manson (film) in 1973 with Robert Hendrickson. Sharon Tate, one of the victims in the Manson murders, was a former student at Merrick's Academy of Dramatic Arts.[1] His later business was Merrick Studios,[2] 870 N. Vine St. in Hollywood. It was a low-cost acting school, with several students attending via the GI Bill. Merrick was killed by a gunman on January 26, 1977.


  1. ^ Eugene Oregon Register-Guard. "Producer of movie on Manson 'family' slain in Hollywood". Archived from the original on July 19, 2012. Retrieved 11 May 2011. 
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