Children Donald Zimbalist
|Name Al Zimbalist|
Years active 1951–1965
Ex-spouse Bernice Higgen
|Full Name Alfred Zimbalist|
Born March 3, 1910Kiev, Russia
Died August 28, 1975, Los Angeles, California, United States
Parents Nuchim Zimbalist, Feiga Fannie Weiner
Movies Cat‑Women of the Moon, King Dinosaur, Robot Monster, Monster from Green Hell, Watusi
Similar People Phil Tucker, Bert I Gordon, Tom Gries, Roy Hamilton, Kurt Neumann
Alfred N. Zimbalist (March 3, 1910, Kiev, Russia – August 28, 1975, Los Angeles) was a producer of low-budget films such as Robot Monster, Monster from Green Hell, Cat Women of the Moon, Watusi and Baby Face Nelson.
Al Zimbalist was the son of Nuchim Zimbalist (Russian: Нухим Цимбалист), a New York dressmaking foreman, and Feiga Fannie Weiner. Zimbalist was one of four children and immigrated to the US, arriving November 13, 1911, aboard the SS Lituania.
Zimbalist started his career in the film industry when he joined the Stanley-Warner Theatres home-office in New York in 1929, working as an editor for the company's house organ, The Warner Club News. At 19, Zimbalist was said to be one of the youngest editors in the industry. During this time, he was co-author and director of the Warner Gaieties and later executive assistant to producer Edward L. Alperson. Zimbalist continued producing company club events when he joined the publicity and advertising department at RKO-Pathe in 1931.
Al Zimbalist was primarily known for B movies, science fiction, crime and horror. Al Zimbalist's son, Donald R. Zimbalist (Feb 17, 1936 – Oct 6, 2004), was a frequent collaborator.