8/2/1939 - 8/30/2015
Remembering the life, death and legacy of environmentalist Wes Craven
Wes Craven, the iconic film director whose "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream" movies redefined the horror genre, has died after battling brain cancer, according to The Associated Press and The Hollywood Reporter. He was 76.
Born Aug. 2, 1939, in Cleveland, Ohio, Craven was raised in a strict Baptist household and graduated from Wheaton College with degrees in English and psychology. He then earned a masters in philosophy and writing from Johns Hopkins. After brief stints in academia,...