Edgar Rice Burroughs

Author Edgar Rice Burroughs created one of the most enduring fictional characters in the history of 20th century literature: Tarzan, the English lord raised by apes, whose jungle exploits were chronicled in a string of ... Read more »
Born: 09/01/1875 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Writer (20)

The Legend of Tarzan 2016 (Movie)

(from the "Tarzan" stories created by) (Source Material)

The Land That Time Forgot 2014 (Movie)

(from novel: "The Land That Time Forgot") (Source Material)

Tarzan 2013 (Movie)

(from novel "Tarzan of the Apes") (Source Material)

John Carter 2012 (Movie)

(from novel: "A Princess of Mars") (Source Material)

Princess Of Mars 2008 (Movie)

(from novel: "A Princess of Mars") (Source Material)

Tarzan 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Source Material

Disney's The Legend of Tarzan 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Characters as Source Material

Tarzan 1999 (Movie)

("Tarzan of the Apes") (Source Material (from novel))

Tarzan: The Epic Adventures 1996 - 1998 (TV Show)

Source Material (from novel)

Tarzan 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Characters as Source Material

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes 1984 (Movie)

("Tarzan of the Apes") (Source Material (from novel))

Tarzan, The Ape Man 1981 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

Tarzan: Lord of the Jungle 1976 - 1978 (TV Show)

Book as Source Material

At the Earth's Core 1976 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

The People That Time Forgot 1976 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

The Land That Time Forgot 1973 (Movie)

("The Land That Time Forgot") (Source Material (from novel))

Tarzan's Deadly Silence 1969 (Movie)

(From Story)

Tarzan's Greatest Adventure 1959 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

Tarzan in Manhattan (TV Show)

Characters as Source Material

The Son of Tarzan (Movie)

(Book Author)
Other (1)

Tarzan's Return 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Other

Biography

Author Edgar Rice Burroughs created one of the most enduring fictional characters in the history of 20th century literature: Tarzan, the English lord raised by apes, whose jungle exploits were chronicled in a string of best-selling fantasy novels, as well as countless feature films, television series, radio plays and other media. Burroughs also created the popular Barsoom series, which followed the adventures of the titular Earthling John Carter on the planet Mars, as well as a host of other science fiction and fantasy novels that would have a lasting impact upon the genre for decades. Though widely perceived as pulp material, Burroughs' fiction was imaginative and action-packed, and his core characters memorable enough to enjoy life spans that lasted beyond that of their creator, who died in 1950. He was also among the first writers to fully embrace the concept of licensing his creations to increase their visibility and income potential, though Burroughs was often at odds with film versions of his work. Though his work lacked the literary skill of more accomplished authors, Burroughs' best novels had a scope and pace that ignited readers' imagination and kept them coming back for more, which in turn enshrined his writing as part of the pop culture fabric for eternity.

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