‘St. Elmo’s Fire’ and ‘Lost Boys’ Director, Joel Schumacher, Dead at Age 80

Article Link: https://www.westernjournal.com/st-elmos-fire-lost-boys-director-joel-schumacher-dead-age-80/

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

Designer, writer and director Joel Schumacher has passed away at the age of 80 after a year-long battle with cancer. Schumacher was born on August 29, 1939. During an interview published in a 1999 edition of Venice magazine, he explained he was a bit of a wild child growing up. “I was born in Long Island City, New York,” he said. “My dad was what they called a ‘soda jerk,’ worked in a pharmacy, was studying to be pharmacist at night. He died when I was 4.”