Arthur C. Clarke

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Birthday
16, 1917
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 19, 2008 (90)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
16, 1917
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 19, 2008 (90)

About

British author whose short story, "The Sentinel," inspired the famous, Stanley Kubrick-directed science fiction film, 2001: A Space Odyssey. His other works include The City and the Stars, Rendezvous with Rama, and The Fountains of Paradise.

Before Fame

He grew up on a farm, and as a boy loved star-gazing and reading science fiction pulp magazines. In 1948, he graduated from King's College London with a bachelor of science degree.

Trivia

He moved to Sri Lanka due to his interest in scuba diving.

Family Life

He married a twenty-two-year-old American divorcee on a trip to Florida in 1953; the couple divorced a year later.

Associated With

He influenced the work of Robert A. Heinlein.

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