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Crichton at Harvard University in 2002
|Born||John Michael Crichton
October 23, 1942
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||November 4, 2008
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Pen name||John Lange
|Occupation||Author, screenwriter, film director, film producer, television producer|
|Education||Harvard College (A.B.)
Harvard Medical School (M.D.)
|Genre||Action, adventure, science fiction, techno-thriller|
|Notable awards||1969 Edgar Award|
|Spouse||Joan Radam (1965–1970)
Kathy St. Johns (1978–1980)
Suzanne Childs (1981–1983)
Anne-Marie Martin (1987–2003)
Sherri Alexander (2005–2008; his death)
Michael Crichton (October 23, 1942 – November 4, 2008) was an American author of many books. His books were usually in the science fiction, medical fiction, and thriller genres. He was also a producer, director, and doctor.
Crichton is well known for writing novels that later became well-known Hollywood movies. His most famous work was Jurassic Park. Other examples of Crichton's novels that later went on to become big-budget films include Congo, The Lost World, Rising Sun, and Sphere.
Crichton has also created the E.R. television show.
In November 4, 2008, he died of throat cancer and lymphoma in Los Angeles, California, aged 66. He was looked down on by some as a climate change denier In February 2009, his widow gave birth to his only, posthumous son, John Michael Todd Crichton.
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Crichton's first published book of non-fiction, Five Patients, recounts his experiences of practices in the late 1960s at Massachusetts General Hospital and the issues of costs and politics within American health care.
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