Rod Serling

Edwin Rodman Serling (December 25, 1924 - June 28, 1975) was a screenwriter, most famous for his science fiction TV series, The Twilight Zone. He was born in Syracuse, New York to Samuel and Esther Serling.

Serling graduated from Antioch College in 1950.

Though more famous for his groundbreaking and compelling Twilight Zone series, Serling also hosted the weekly series Night Gallery in the 1970s. Unlike Twilight Zone, the themes of Night Gallery were horror and supernatural.

During his lifetime, Rod Serling received 6 Emmys and his biggest successes in writing include:

  • Patterns (1956)
  • Requiem for a Heavyweight (1956)
  • The Comedian (1957)
  • A Town Has Turned to Dust (1958)
  • The Twilight Zone (1959 - 1964 television series)
  • Night Gallery (1970 - 1973 television series)
  • Planet of the Apes (1968 co-written with Michael Wilson)

Serling died due to complications from heart bypass surgery and is interred in the cemetery in Interlaken, New York.

Other Filmography

  • Encounter with the Unknown (narrator)

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