Frank Belknap Long

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Birthday
27, 1901
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 3, 1994 (92)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
27, 1901
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 3, 1994 (92)

About

An American author of horror, fantasy, science fiction, and Gothic romance, he is best known for such short story collections as The Horror from the Hills (1963) and The Rim of the Unknown (1972). He was a major contributor to the Cthulhu Mythos, a series of stories inspired by the work of H.P. Lovecraft.

Before Fame

He studied journalism at New York University. He published his first work, a poetry collection entitled A Man from Genoa, in 1926.

Trivia

He suffered a dangerous attack of appendicitis that nearly killed him.

Family Life

He was the son of a Manhattan dentist. He married Lyda Arco.

Associated With

He and H.P. Lovecraft were close friends.

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