Ray Bradbury

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Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury
Bradbury in 1975
Birthday/BirthplaceRay Douglas Bradbury
(1920-08-22)August 22, 1920
Waukegan, Illinois, U.S.
DeceasedJune 5, 2012(2012-06-05)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting placeWestwood Memorial Park, Westwood, Los Angeles
GenreFantasy, social commentary, science fiction, horror fiction, mystery fiction, magic realism
Notable works
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • The Martian Chronicles
  • Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • Dandelion Wine
Notable awardsAmerican Academy of Arts and Letters (1954); Daytime Emmy Award (1994); National Medal of Arts (2004); Pulitzer Prize (2007)
SpouseMarguerite McClure
(m. 1947; her death 2003)

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Ray Douglas Bradbury (Waukegan, Illinois, August 22, 1920-Los Angeles, California, June 5, 2012) was an American mystery writer of the fantasy, horror and science genre fiction. Mainly known for his work Martian Chronicles (1950) and the dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953).

Ray Bradbury’s Biography

Bradbury was born on August 22, 1920 in Waukegan, son of Leonard Spaulding Bradbury and Esther Moberg. His family moved several times from his place of origin to finally settle in Los Angeles, California, in 1934. From then on, Bradbury was an avid reader throughout his youth, as well as an amateur writer. He graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1938, but was unable to attend college for economic reasons. To make a living, he began selling newspapers from 1938 to 1942. In addition, he set out to train self-taught spending most of his time in the public library reading books and, at the same time, began to write his first stories. His initial works were sold to magazines, and thus, in early 1940, some of these were compiled in Dark Carnival in 1947. Finally, he settled in California, where he lived and continued his production until his death.

He has written stories and novels of various genres, from the police to the realist and manners, but is known as a classic writer of science fiction by Martian Chronicles (1950) that tells about the first six trips to Mars and its Subsequent colonization, he also worked as an scriptwriter and scriptwriter in numerous films and television series, including his collaboration with John Huston in the adaptation of Moby Dick for the homonymous film that he directed in 1956. He also wrote poems and essays.

There is an asteroid named (9766) Bradbury in his honor.

In 1947, he married Marguerite McClure (1922-2003), with whom he had four daughters, Bettina, Alexandra, Susan and Ramona.

He died on June 6, 2012 at the age of 91 in Los Angeles, California. At your request, your tombstone, in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, bears the epitaph: “Author of Fahrenheit 451”.

More Facts about Ray Bradbury

Whole NameRaymond Douglas Bradbury
AKA(s)Ray Bradbury, Bradbury, Ray, Ray Bradbury Harry Styles
Born/WhereWaukegan, Illinois, United States
BornAugust 22, 1920
Lived91 years, 9 month, 14 days
Astrological signLeo
What He/She DoesWriter in love with HS
RelationshipsMarguerite McClure

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