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Curiosity in Person
He graduated from high school in 1938, unable to attend college for financial reasons.
From 1940 to 1947 he wrote in the film magazine Script, and also wrote television scripts. Several of his works have been brought to radio, television and cinema.
He was the son of Leonard Spaulding Bradbury and Esther Moberg, a Swedish immigrant. His family moved several times from his hometown until he finally settled in Los Angeles in 1934.
He passed away at the age of 91 in 2012 in
Los Angeles, California. At his request, his gravestone, at the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, bears the epitaph: 'Author of Fahrenheit 451'.
He was born in Illinois, on August 22, 1920
Fahrenheit 451 (1953)
Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel by American writer Ray Bradbury, first published in 1953. Often regarded as one of his best works, the novel presents a future American society where books are outlawed and "firemen" burn any that are found.
The Martian Chronicles (1950)
The Martian Chronicles is a 1950 science fiction short story fixup by American writer Ray Bradbury, which chronicles the colonization of Mars by humans fleeing from a troubled and eventually atomically devastated Earth, and the conflict between aboriginal Martians and the new colonists.
Dandelion Wine (1957)
Dandelion Wine is a 1957 novel by Ray Bradbury set in the summer of 1928 in the fictional town of Green Town, Illinois, based upon Bradbury's childhood home of Waukegan, Illinois. The novel developed from the short story "Dandelion Wine," which appeared in the June 1953 issue of Gourmet magazine.
He was afraid of driving and flying
He didn't fly in a plane until he was 62
He wasn't a fan of computers of the Internet
He didn't consider himself a science-fiction writer
Film, television and musical adaptations
Martian Chronicles, (Michael Anderson, 1980), with Rock Hudson, Gayle Hunnicutt and Fritz Weaver.
The carnival of darkness (Something wicked this way you eat, Jack Clayton, 1983), Disney, screenplay by Ray Bradbury.
Fahrenheit 451 (François Truffaut, 1966), with Julie Christie and Oskar Werner.