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Ray Bradbury

Mostly Credited As: Ray Bradbury
Birth Name: Ray Douglas Bradbury
Date Of Birth: August 22, 1920 (Age 91)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Waukegan, Illinois
Date Of Death: June 05, 2012
Cause Of Death: cancer (Los Angeles, California)

Ray Bradbury


Ray Douglas Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois, on August 22, 1922. He graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1938 but decided to not attend college. In order to make a living, he decided to sell newspapers at the corner of South Norton Avenue and Olympic. He educated himself at the library and, having been influenced by science fiction heroes like Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers, Bradbury began to publish science fiction stories in 1938. His first professional sale was to the pulp magazine Super Science Stories in 1941, and he became a full-time writer by the end of 1942. His first book, the collection Dark Carnival, was published in 1947. He married Marguerite McClure in 1947, and they had four daughters.

Works:

Novels
The Martian Chronicles (1950)
Fahrenheit 451 (1953)
Dandelion Wine (1957)
Something Wicked This Way Comes (1962)
The Halloween Tree (1972)
Death Is a Lonely Business (1985)
A Graveyard for Lunatics (1990)
Green Shadows, White Whale (1992)
From the Dust Returned (2001)
Let's All Kill Constance (2003)
It Came from Outer Space (2003)

Short Story Collections
Dark Carnival (1947)
The Illustrated Man (1951)
The Golden Apples of the Sun (1953)
The October Country (1955)
A Medicine for Melancholy (1959)
R is for Rocket (1962)
The Machineries of Joy (1964)
The Vintage Bradbury (1965)
S is for Space (1966)
I Sing The Body Electric! (1969)
Long After Midnight (1976)
The Stories of Ray Bradbury (1980)
A Memory of Murder (1984)
The Toynbee Convector (1988)
Quicker Than The Eye (1996)
Driving Blind (1998)
One More for the Road (2002)
Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales (2003)
The Cat's Pajamas: Stories (2004)
A Sound of Thunder and Other Stories (2005)

Screenplays and Teleplays

It Came From Outer Space (1953)
Moby Dick (1956)
The Bullet Trick / The Marked Bullet (1956)
Shopping For Death (1956)
Design For Loving (1958)
Special Delivery (1959)
The Gift (1959)
The Tunnel to Yesterday (1959)
King of Kings (uncredited) (1961)
The Faith Of Aaron Menefee (1962)
I Sing the Body Electric (1962)
The Jail (1962)
Icarus Montgolfier Wright (1962)
The Life Work of Juan Diaz (1964)
The Picasso Summer (1969)
The Groon (1971)
Gnomes (1979)
The Electric Grandmother (1982)
Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
Quest (1983)
The Ray Bradbury Theatre (1985-1992)
The Elevator (1986)
Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1992)
The Halloween Tree (1993)
The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1998)

Radio
The Meadow (1947)
Riabouchinska (1947)
Summer Night (1948)
The Screaming Woman (1948)
Leviathan '99 (1968)

Poetry
When Elephants Last in the Dooryard Bloomed (1975)
Where Robot Mice and Robot Men Run Round in Robot Towns (1977)
The Haunted Computer and the Android Pope (1981)
They Have Not Seen the Stars: The Collected Poetry of Ray Bradbury (2002)

Plays
The Meadow (1948)
The Anthem Sprinters and Other Antics (1963)
The Day It Rained Forever (1966)
The Pedestrian (1966)
The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit and Other Plays (1972)
Pillar of Fire and Other Plays (1975)
Fahrenheit 451 (1986)
The Martian Chronicles (1986)
Dandelion Wine (1988)
Falling Upward (1988)
Bradbury on Stage: A Chrestomathy of His Plays (1988)

Children
Switch on the Night (1955)
With Cat for Comforter (1997)
Dogs Think That Every Day Is Christmas (1997)

Fable
Ahmed and the Oblivion Machines (1998)

Non-fiction
Zen in the Art of Writing (1990)
Yestermorrow: Obvious Answers to Impossible Futures (1991)
Conversations With Ray Bradbury (2004)
Bradbury Speaks: Too Soon from the Cave, Too Far from the Stars (2005)

Ray Bradbury
TV Appearances

Main cast 
The Ray Bradbury Theater (1985)As: Host
Episode Cast Credits 

Dennis Miller (2004) 
  July 15, 2004 01x87: (Jul/15/2004) As Himself 

Prisoners of Gravity (1989) 
  Amnesia/Total Recall 05x10: (Dec/15/1993) As Himself 
  Space Travel 04x06: (Nov/05/1992) As Himself 
  Ray Bradbury 04x04: (Oct/22/1992) As Himself 
  Mars 03x24: (Mar/19/1992) As Himself 

The Ray Bradbury Theater (1985) 
  Banshee 02x03: (Feb/22/1986) As Himself, [Co-Guest Stars]
  The Screaming Woman 02x02: (Feb/22/1986) As Himself, [Co-Guest Stars]
  The Town Where No One Got Off 02x01: (Feb/22/1986) As Himself, [Co-Guest Stars]

Omnibus (1967) 
  Ray Bradbury: The Illustrated Man 14x01: (Jan/15/1980) As Presenter 
Crew Credits

Show Crew


The Martian Chronicles (1980)• Based On The Works Of
The Ray Bradbury Theater (1985)• Creator
• Executive Producer

Episode Crew


The Ray Bradbury Theater (1985) (Credited in 65 episodes from this show) 
 
Show all 65 episode crew credits
The Tombstone 06x15 Oct/30/1992 As: Story, Teleplay
Some Live Like Lazarus 06x14 Oct/24/1992 As: Story, Teleplay
Downwind from Gettysburg 06x13 Oct/17/1992 As: Story, Teleplay
Silent Towns 06x12 Oct/10/1992 As: Story, Teleplay
Sun and Shaddow 06x11 Oct/03/1992 As: Story, Teleplay
The Twilight Zone (1985) (1985) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
 
The Elevator 01x39 Jan/31/1986 As: Writer
The Burning Man 01x19 Nov/15/1985 As: Story
American Playhouse (1982) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Any Friend of Nicholas Nickleby 01x05 Feb/09/1982 As: Story
The Martian Chronicles (1980) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
 
The Martians 01x03 Jan/29/1980 As: Story
The Settlers 01x02 Jan/28/1980 As: Story
The Expeditions 01x01 Jan/27/1980 As: Story
Curiosity Shop (1971) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
The Groon 01x02 Sep/25/1971 As: Writer
Out of the Unknown (1965) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
The Fox and the Forest 01x08 Nov/22/1965 As: Story
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
 
The Life Work of Juan Diaz 03x04 Oct/26/1964 As: Writer
The Jar 02x17 Feb/14/1964 As: Story
The Twilight Zone (1959) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
I Sing the Body Electric 03x35 May/18/1962 As: Writer
Alcoa Premiere (1961) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
The Jail 01x14 Feb/06/1962 As: Writer
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) (1955) (Credited in 5 episodes from this show) 
 
Show all 5 episode crew credits
The Faith of Aaron Menefee 07x17 Jan/30/1962 As: Writer
Special Delivery 05x10 Nov/29/1959 As: Writer
Design for Loving 04x06 Nov/09/1958 As: Writer
And So Died Riabouchinska 01x20 Feb/12/1956 As: Story
Shopping for Death 01x18 Jan/29/1956 As: Writer
The Troubleshooters (US) (1959) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Tunnel to Yesterday 01x12 Dec/04/1959 As: Writer
Steve Canyon (1958) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
The Gift 01x13 Dec/20/1958 As: Writer
Rendezvous (1958) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit 01x05 Nov/01/1958 As: Writer
Playhouse 90 (1956) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Sound of a Different Drummer 02x04 Oct/03/1957 As: Story
The Jane Wyman Show (1955) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
The Marked Bullet 02x10 Nov/20/1956 As: Writer
Star Tonight (1955) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Zero Hour 01x13 Apr/28/1955 As: Story
Tales of Tomorrow (1951) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Homecoming 02x34 Apr/10/1953 As: Story
Suspense (US) (1949) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Summer Night 04x25 Feb/19/1952 As: Story
Out There (US) (1951) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
The Man 01x09 Dec/23/1951 As: Story
Trivia

Bradbury was a reader and writer throughout his youth.

He graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1938 but chose not to attend college.

His first professional sale was to the pulp magazine Super Science Stories in 1941, and he became a full-time writer by the end of 1942.

He married Marguerite McClure in 1947, and they had four daughters.

One irony is that Bradbury, despite writing about spaceships and interplanetary travel and having lived in Los Angeles for most of his life, has never driven a car. He attributes this to having seen a gruesome car accident when he was young.

Bradbury never flew in an airplane until the age of 62.

He did enjoy a ride in the Goodyear Blimp when he was 48.

At the age of fifteen, Bradbury read Jack Woodford's book on writing, Trial and Error, which had a large influence on his career.

He was given an award by George W. Bush and his wife.

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