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Rod Serling Overview:

Producer, Rod Serling, was born Rodman Edward Serling on Dec 25, 1924 in Syracuse, NY. Serling died at the age of 50 on Jun 28, 1975 in Rochester, NY .

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Rod Serling was an American screenwriter and television writer/producer most famously known for his high-quality live television dramas of the 1950s (including Patterns and Requiem for a Heavyweight which were both later made into feature films) -- and, of course, for his hugely popular science fiction anthology TV series, The Twilight Zone, which ran for five seasons on CBS from 1959-1964 and, again, for countless years via syndication. Other notable works include the screenplays for the political thriller Seven Days in May (1964) and Planet of the Apes (1968) which spawned a successful movie franchise and was inducted into the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2001. He also wrote and produced the Night Gallery horror/fantasy television series (1979-1973) and was narrator for the US version of the Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau TV series (28 episodes, 1968-1974).

(Source: article by Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub).

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television. In addition, Serling was inducted into the TV Hall of Fame .

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Classic Television Thursday #025 – On The Mike Wallace Interview (1959) (1964)

By Michael on Mar 5, 2015 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

Something different for this week. Long before he became the head reporter and interviewer on 60 Minutes, Mike Wallace gained notoriety for an interview show called Night Beat which aired from 1955-1957 on the Dumont network’s New York affiliate WABD during a late night time slot. This led to ... Read full article


Classic Television Thursday #023 – Kraft Television Theatre – ’s “Patterns” (1955)

By Michael on Feb 19, 2015 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

I’ve written quite a bit about and his work in early television, especially his live teleplays for various anthology shows. What’s amazing is not so much his prolific output, many writers were able to churn out perfectly adequate scripts for these shows – that’s h... Read full article


Homage to ’s “The Twilight Zone” (1959-1964)

By Rhonda0731 on Jul 6, 2014 From Smitten Kitten Vintage

Please check out this review!!! Originally posted on : ?There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of ma... Read full article


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Ranked #1 in TV Guide's list of the "25 Greatest Sci-Fi Legends" (1 August 2004 issue), the only real person on the list. All the others are TV show characters.

A news item in TV Guide the week of 7 December 1963 said that Serling would be visiting Hong Kong to film a television pilot called "Jeopardy Run.".

In 1975, Serling had two severe heart attacks before entering Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester for heart bypass surgery. He had a third heart attack during the operation and died the following day, at the age of 50.

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