Fritz Leiber

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Birthday
24, 1910
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Sep 5, 1992 (81)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
24, 1910
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Sep 5, 1992 (81)

About

An American writer of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, he is best known for works such as The Wanderer (1964), Gonna Roll the Bones (1967), and Ship of Shadows (1969). He was also an actor, playwright, and expert chess player.

Before Fame

Born in Illinois, he studied philosophy at the University of Chicago. He later worked as a college drama teacher and an encyclopedia author.

Trivia

He made appearances in several films.

Family Life

He was the son of Fritz Leiber, Sr. and Virginia Bronson Leiber, both prominent Shakespearean actors. He married Jonquil Stephens in 1936.

Associated With

His writing influenced the work of Terry Pratchett.

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