Ray Bradbury facts for kids
Bradbury in 1975
|Born||Ray Douglas Bradbury
August 22, 1920
Waukegan, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||June 5, 2012
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Resting place||Westwood Memorial Park, Westwood, Los Angeles|
|Education||Los Angeles High School|
|Genre||Fantasy, science fiction, horror fiction, mystery fiction, magic realism|
|Notable awards||American Academy of Arts and Letters (1954); Daytime Emmy Award (1994); National Medal of Arts (2004); Pulitzer Prize (2007)|
(m. 1947; her death 2003)
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.
Images for kids
Scene from The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, based on Bradbury's The Fog Horn.
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