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Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury in 1975
Bradbury in 1975
Born Ray Douglas Bradbury
(1920-08-22)August 22, 1920
Waukegan, Illinois, U.S.
Died June 5, 2012(2012-06-05) (aged 91)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting place Westwood Memorial Park, Westwood, Los Angeles
Occupation Writer
Nationality American
Education Los Angeles High School
Period 1938–2012
Genre Fantasy, science fiction, horror fiction, mystery fiction, magic realism
Notable works
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • The Martian Chronicles
  • Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • Dandelion Wine
Notable awards American Academy of Arts and Letters (1954); Daytime Emmy Award (1994); National Medal of Arts (2004); Pulitzer Prize (2007)
Marguerite McClure
(m. 1947; her death 2003)
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Ray Douglas Bradbury (August 22, 1920 - June 5, 2012) was an American writer. His best known works are The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451. He is also known for his big collections of short stories such as "Driving Blind".

He was born in Waukegan, Illinois to a Swedish mother. He graduated from a high school in Los Angeles, California. Many of his works are based on real life, such as "Dandelion Wine", a book about growing up in small-town Illinois. His other work includes movies, and screenplays. He won many awards. He died in his Los Angeles home.

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