A mystery and science fiction writer for comic books and magazines, Mann Rubin successfully crossed over to sustain a 40-year career providing original and adapted scripts for the big and small screens. During World War II he was stationed in Paris, and after returning to the United States, he attended New York University, graduating in 1952. Rubin wasted no time, immediately finding work writing for such DC Comics as "Strange Adventures" and "Mystery in Space" as well as the science fiction anthology TV series "Tales of Tomorrow," a predecessor to "The Twilight Zone" that featured early adaptations of work by such luminaries as Arthur C. Clarke and Ray Bradbury. As a mystery writer, Rubin had his stories published in the renowned "Alfred Hitchcock Magazine," and earned an Edgar Award (from the Mystery Writers of America) for an episode of "Mannix." While Rubin's features often became B-movies, such as "An American Dream," based on a Norman Mailer novel, his 1980 film "The First Deadly Sin" earned acclaim for a standout performance by Frank Sinatra in what would be the singer/actor's final film. In addition to such expected genre fare as "The Rockford Files" and "Dragnet," Rubin also dabbled in primetime soap territory including "Dynasty" and "Knots Landing." He wrote his first novel, the mystery "Fast Friends Die Slow," in 1998, and has taught screenwriting at the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television.