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September 10, 2012

Ray Bradbury, Acclaimed Author Whose Work Inspired Film and Television

Several of Bradbury's books and stories were adapted for both the big and small screens.

Ray Bradbury, an iconic science-fiction writer best known for works of fiction such as Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles, died June 5, 2012. He was 91.

Born in Illinois, Bradbury was in his teens when his family moved to Los Angeles, where he lived for the rest of his life.

The Martian Chronicles, a novel published in 1950, originated as a group of short stories. In 1980 it was made into a TV miniseries that starred Rock Hudson. Bradbury wrote three of the episodes.

In 1953 he published the novel Fahrenheit 451, about a society in which free communication is suppressed and books are burned. In 1966 it was adapted into a movie directed by Francois Truffaut.

Early in his career, many of Bradbury's short works provided material for television anthology series, including Tales of Tomorrow, Lights Out, Out There, Suspense, CBS Television Workshop and Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

Further obituary details are available at:

Los Angeles Times

USA Today

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