Richard O'Brien is well known for a musical he wrote in 1973 that became a worldwide phenomenon: The Rocky Horror Show. Made into a film in 1975 with Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon and O'Brien as Riff Raff, the sinister butler, it became the longest running midnight in history, with thousands of fans in the US and abroad who dress up as the characters on Friday and Saturday nights and act out their own version of the film as it unspools.
In addition to film and theatre, O'Brien has made many television appearances which include presenting at the 1993 BRIT AWARDS, and most recently, the IPV awards.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.
Richard O'Brien Facts
|Birthday||July 14, 1917|
|Birthplace||Fargo, North Dakota, USA|
|Date of death||March 29, 1983 (age 65)|