Ray Bradbury

Screenwriter, Novelist
As one of the most influential science fiction/fantasy novelists of all time, Ray Bradbury had the distinction for also being one of the most prolific. Not only did he write novels and short stories, Bradbury had his ... Read more »
Born: 08/22/1920 in Waukegan, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Writer (26)

Masters of Science Fiction 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Source Material

A Sound of Thunder 2005 (Movie)

(from short story: "A Sound of Thunder") (Source Material)

The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit 1997 (Movie)

("The Magic White Suit") (Play as Source Material)

The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit 1997 (Movie)

from short story("The Magic White Suit") (From Story)

The Twilight Zone 1985 - 1989 (TV Show)

Writer

Walking on Air 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

From Story

Something Wicked This Way Comes 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Something Wicked This Way Comes 1983 (Movie)

("Something Wicked This Way Comes") (Source Material (from novel))

Any Friend of Nicholas Nickleby Is a Friend of Mine 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

Robbers, Rooftops and Witches 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

From Story

The Martian Chronicles 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Source Material (from novel)

The Illustrated Man 1969 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Picasso Summer 1969 (Movie)

(From Story)

Fahrenheit 451 1966 (Movie)

("Fahrenheit 451") (Source Material (from novel))

Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1955 - 1965 (TV Show)

Writer

Alcoa Premiere 1961 - 1963 (TV Show)

Writer

Moby Dick 1956 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

It Came From Outer Space 1953 (Movie)

(From Story)

It Came From Outer Space II (TV Show)

From Story

The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (Movie)

(Short Story Author)

The Martian Chronicles (Movie)

(Book Author)

The Martian Chronicles (Movie)

(Short Story Author)

The Screaming Woman (TV Show)

From Story

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Writer

Walking on Air (Movie)

(Short Story Author)
Actor (26)

Ray Bradbury: Story of a Writer 2014 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

How to Live Forever 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Who is Norman Lloyd? 2007 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Tales of Edgar Allen Poe 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Hugh Hefner: American Playboy Revisited 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tramp and the Dictator 2001 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Amargosa 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Future Fantastic 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Masters of Fantasy: Arthur C. Clarke 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Moby Dick 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Corwin 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

In Search of Oz 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Outer Space: Can We Afford to Go? 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ray Bradbury Theater 1987 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Neptune All Night 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Banshee 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Screaming Woman 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Town Where No One Got Off 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fantasy Film World of George Pal 1985 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Rich and Famous 1981 (Movie)

Literary Party Guest (Actor)

The Halloween Tree (TV Show)

Voice

Universal Horror (TV Show)

Actor
Other (3)

Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland 1992 (Movie)

concept(for the screen) (Other)

The Bradbury Trilogy 1984 (Movie)

from stories("The Crowd" "Marionettes Inc" "Playground") (Other)

Mirrors 1978 (Movie)

(Creative Consultant)

Biography

As one of the most influential science fiction/fantasy novelists of all time, Ray Bradbury had the distinction for also being one of the most prolific. Not only did he write novels and short stories, Bradbury had his hand in film, television, poetry, stage plays and even opera. After spending the better part of a decade publishing short stories in various science fiction anthologies, the author broke through with his groundbreaking collection of stories, <i>The Martian Chronicles</i>, thanks to his vibrant literary approach to a genre that was often mired in techno-jargon. But it was his dystopian novel <i>Fahrenheit 451</i> that raised Bradbury from the world of science fiction and placed him among the century's great literary novelists. Meanwhile, he began writing for the screen, most notably an adaptation of Herman Melville's "Moby Dick" (1956) for the hard-driving and often cruel director, John Huston. His fertile period continued with <i>Dandelion Wine</i> (1957) and <i>Something Wicked This Way Comes</i> (1962), both of which were adapted into various incarnations. He even became the star of his own show, "The Ray Bradbury Theater" (HBO/USA, 1987-1992), which each week featured an episode based on one of his works. Whether he was consulting NASA astronauts, helping to design Disney's Epcot Center or serving as the unwitting inspiration for Michael Moore's hard-hitting documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11" (2004), Bradbury's immense presence and influence was felt far and wide throughout the generations.

Relationships

Leonard Bradbury

Father

Marguerite Bradbury

Wife
Married Sept. 27, 1947 until her death on Nov. 24, 2003

Alexandra Bradbury

Daughter

Mary Bradbury

Great-Great-Great-Grandmother
Tried during the Salem Witch Trials in 1692, but saved herself from being hanged for witchcraft

Bettina Karapetian

Daughter

Esther Moberg

Mother

Susan Nixon

Daughter

Ramona Ostergren

Daughter

EDUCATION

Los Angeles High School

Los Angeles, California

Milestones

2009

Released the anthologies <i>Ray Bradbury Stories Volume 2</i> and <i>We'll Always Have Paris: Stories</i>

2006

Published final novel <i>Farewell Summer</i>

2004

Received the National Medal of Arts from President George W. Bush

1996

Wrote the TV-movie "It Came from Outer Space II" that aired on the Sci Fi Channel

1990

Published the non-fiction book <i>Zen in the Art of Writing</i>

1985

Wrote and hosted the anthology series "The Ray Bradbury Theater" (HBO, USA Network)

1981

Made acting debut with a cameo in "Rich and Famous"

1980

NBC aired "The Martian Chronicles" miniseries based on his short stories

1966

Writer and director François Truffaut adapted his novel into the feature film "Fahrenheit 451"

1962

Wrote the influential fantasy-horror novel <i>Something Wicked This Way Comes</i>

1962

Penned the 100th episode of "The Twilight Zone" (CBS) titled "I Sing the Body Electric"

1957

Published semi-autobiographical <i>Dandelion Wine</i>

1956

Co-wrote feature film adaptation of the Herman Melville classic "Moby Dick," directed by John Huston and starring Gregory Peck; later described experience as "the worst six months of my life"

1953

Released his seminal novel, the dystopian satire <i>Fahrenheit 451</i>

1950

Published breakthrough collection of sci-fi short stories <i>The Martian Chronicles</i>

1944

Wrote notable short stories "The Watchers" (1945), "Invisible Boy" (1945), and "The Small Assassin" (1947)

1939

Launched his own fan magazine <i>Futuria Fantasia</i>; published four issues

1938

Published his first story "Hollerbochen's Dilemma" in the fan magazine <i>Imagination!</i>

1934

Moved with family from Waukegan, IL to Los Angeles, CA

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