Michael Crichton

Novelist

Birthday October 23, 1942

Birth Sign Scorpio

Birthplace Chicago, IL

DEATH DATE Nov 4, 2008 (66)

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About

Author whose novel Jurassic Park was adapted into a wildly successful film. His other science and technology-themed thrillers include The Andromeda Strain, Congo, and Timeline.

Before Fame

He was interested in writing from an early age and even had a travel column published in The New York Times when he was fourteen years old. He later received his MD from Harvard Medical School and published his first novel, Odds On, in 1966.

Trivia

His bestselling historical novel, The Great Train Robbery, was published in 1975.

Family Life

He was married five times, to Joan Radam, Kathy St. Johns, Suzanne Childs, Anne-Marie Martin, and Sherri Alexander. He had two children.

Associated With

He created the hit TV show, ER, which starred George Clooney.