Richard Matheson

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Birthday
20, 1926
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Jun 23, 2013 (87)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
20, 1926
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Jun 23, 2013 (87)

About

An American science fiction, horror, and fantasy author and screenwriter, he is best known for his novel-turned-film, I Am Legend. His other popular works include The Shrinking Man, What Dreams May Come, and Bid Time Return.

Before Fame

He fought in World War II and subsequently earned his Bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. He published his first short story, Born of Man and Woman, in 1950.

Trivia

He received both the World Fantasy Award and the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Family Life

He was born in New Jersey to Norwegian immigrant parents. In 1952, he married Ruth Ann Woodson, with whom he later had four children.

Associated With

His novel, I Am Legend, was made into a feature film starring Will Smith.

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