Pittsburgh Mag Honors For Romero

Filmmaker George Romero is the 1991 Pittsburgher of the Year, as chosen by Pittsburgh Magazine.

He has been in the city for months making “The Dark Half” for Orion on an estimated $13 million budget, a far cry from the $600 he laid out as his end of the 1968 horror classic “Night Of The Living Dead.”

The new film is based on the Stephen King novel and stars Timothy Hutton. Romero estimated that 75% of the pic’s crew are from Pittsburgh.

Previous winners of the award are playwright August Wilson, the Pittsburgh Pirates, the late Mayor Richard Caliguiri and co-honorees Dr. Wesley Posvar, president of the U. of Pittsburgh, and Richard Cyert, head of Carnegie Mellon U.

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