Rod Serling facts for kids
Publicity photo of Serling, 1959
|Born||Rodman Edward Serling
December 25, 1924
Syracuse, New York, U.S.
|Died||June 28, 1975
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|
|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|
Carolyn Kramer (m. 1948)
|Relatives||Robert J. Serling (brother)|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1943–1946|
|Rank||Technician fourth grade|
|Unit||11th Airborne Division
511th Parachute Infantry Regiment
|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.
Images for kids
Ed Begley, Everett Sloane and Richard Kiley in Patterns (1955)
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