Daniel Keyes

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Birthday
9, 1927
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date
Jun 15, 2014 (86)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
9, 1927
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date
Jun 15, 2014 (86)

About

A twentieth-century American author, he is best known for his 1966 novel, Flowers for Algernon. The novel, based on Keyes' 1959 short story of the same title, won the Nebula Award.

Before Fame

He studied psychology at Brooklyn College and subsequently edited Marvel Science Stories, a popular pulp magazine.

Trivia

His 1981 novel, The Minds of Billy Milligan, was adapted into a 2008 film entitled The Crowded Room.

Family Life

He married Aurea Georgina Vazquez in 1952. He and Vazquez became parents to two daughters.

Associated With

His famous novel, Flowers for Algernon, was made into an Academy Award-winning film starring Cliff Robertson.

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