Gerard Damiano

 

 

Age: 80

 

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