Summary: director of the pioneering pornographic film that lent its name to the Watergate whistleblower known as "Deep Throat" whose classic adult film Deep Throat was a mainstream box-office success and helped to launch the modern hard-core adult-entertainment industry, which the 1979 flick was shot in six days for just $25,000 and became a cultural must-see for Americans who had just lived through the sexual liberation of the 1960's.
Cause of Death: Complications from a stroke
Born: August 4, 1928
Died: October 25, 2008
Location: Fort Myers, Florida