Roger Corman, the legendary king of B films, has died at the age of 98. Known for producing and directing hundreds of low-budget films, Corman has discovered talent such as Jack Nicholson, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro. He died on May 9 at his home in Santa Monica, surrounded by family. Corman's companies, including New World Pictures, were very active and always profitable. He specialized in fast, low-budget genre films and was a pioneer in providing opportunities for women and minorities in the film industry. His work also included importing foreign art films and innovating their marketing and distribution.

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