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Rod Serling
Dark-haired man holding a lit cigarette
Publicity photo of Serling, 1959
Born Rodman Edward Serling
(1924-12-25)December 25, 1924
Syracuse, New York, U.S.
Died June 28, 1975(1975-06-28) (aged 50)
Rochester, New York, U.S.
Resting place Lake View Cemetery in Interlaken, New York, U.S.
Occupation Screenwriter, TV producer, narrator
Education Bachelor of Arts in Literature
Alma mater Antioch College
Period 1949–1975
Genre Drama, speculative fiction, science fiction, horror fiction
Notable works Patterns, Requiem for a Heavyweight, The Twilight Zone, Seven Days in May, Night Gallery, Planet of the Apes
Notable awards Emmy, Hugo, Peabody, Golden Globe
Spouse
Carolyn Kramer (m. 1948)
Children Jodi Serling
Anne Serling
Relatives Robert J. Serling (brother)
Military career
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1943–1946
Rank US Army WWII T4C.svg Technician fourth grade
Unit 11th Airborne Division
511th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars

World War II

  • Battle of Leyte
  • Battle of Luzon
  • Occupation of Japan
Awards Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal

Rodman Edward Serling (December 25, 1924 – June 28, 1975) was an American screenwriter, playwright, television producer, and narrator known for his live television dramas of the 1950s and his science-fiction anthology TV series, The Twilight Zone. Serling was active in politics, both on and off the screen, and helped form television industry standards. He was known as the "angry young man" of Hollywood, clashing with television executives and sponsors over a wide range of issues including censorship, racism, and war.

After three emergency surgeries, Serling died during surgery on 28 June 1975 from heart problems. He was buried on July 2 1975 in Interlaken, New York. In 1994, computers were used to have him host a television movie of the Twilight Zone using old images of him.


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