Ray Nelson

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Birthday
3, 1931
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
3, 1931 (age 88)
Birthplace
New York

About

An American cartoonist and author, he is best known for his 1963 short story, Eight O'Clock in the Morning. His other published works of short fiction include Nightfall on the Dead Sea and Turn Off the Sky.

Before Fame

He studied theology at the University of Chicago and subsequently spent four years in Paris, where he met and was inspired by several prominent poets of the Beat generation.

Trivia

He claimed to have invented the propeller beanie.

Family Life

He married Kristen Enge on October 4, 1957. He had one child with her and another with his first wife, Perdita Lilly.

Associated With

His famous short story, Eight O'Clock, inspired John Carpenter's 1988 film, They Live.