Forrest J Ackerman

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Birthday
24, 1916
Birthplace
Los Angeles, CA
Death Date
Dec 4, 2008 (92)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
24, 1916
Birthplace
Los Angeles, CA
Death Date
Dec 4, 2008 (92)

About

A science fiction fan and sci-fi memorabilia collector, he helped popularize the works of such now-legendary writers as Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury. He also coined the term 'sci-fi.'

Before Fame

He read his first science fiction story at the age of ten. Later, he briefly studied at the University of California-Berkeley before taking a job as a movie projectionist.

Trivia

He started a science fiction book club in Los Angeles. A young Ray Bradbury was among the club's first members.

Family Life

He was born in Los Angeles, California. He was married to Wendy Wahrman until her death in 1990.

Associated With

He encouraged the science fiction writing career of L. Ron Hubbard.

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