Ed Gein

Birthday
27, 1906
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Death Date
Jul 26, 1984 (77)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
27, 1906
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Death Date
Jul 26, 1984 (77)

About

Infamous Wisconsin murderer and necrophile who was sentenced to life in a mental hospital in 1968 for his bizarre crimes.

Before Fame

He was a devout Christian who held a great fear of his domineering mother.

Trivia

His crimes also included grave robbing and creating a woman suit of stitched together body parts, thus allowing him to feel like his mother.

Family Life

Had an older brother named Henry who died in a fire, along with their father, and it is believed Ed started it.

Associated With

He was partly the inspiration for the killer Buffalo Bob in the 1991 thriller Silence of the Lambs, directed by Jonathan Demme.