Bloch, Robert Albert

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Bloch, Robert Albert Gender: M
born on 5 April 1917 at 21:20 (= 9:20 PM )
Place Chicago IL, USA, 41n52, 87w39
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 15°45' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 29°12 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 21°32'


American writer of science and weird fiction, a scenarist and copy-writer. He became interested in "Weird Tales" in 1932, and began to publish in 1934 as a contributor to sci-fi and fantasy magazines. He worked in advertising in the 1940s while writing. In 1944, he wrote 39 episodes of a radio horror show, "Stay Tuned for Terror." His first novel was "The Scarf," but it was "Psycho" that made him famous when it was made into a classic movie thriller in 1960. After his success, he moved to Hollywood and continued with teleplays, screenplays and thrillers.

He died of cancer on September 23, 1994 in los Angeles, CA.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1934 (Contributor to sci-fi and fantasy mags)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1944 (39 episodes of radio show)
  • Death by Disease 23 September 1994 (in Los Angeles, age 77, of cancer)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Steinbrecher quotes his letter


  • Vocation : Business/Marketing : Advertising
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Radio show episodes)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (The Scarf)
  • Vocation : Writers : Sci-Fi/ Fantasy/ Horror (Psycho)
  • Vocation : Writers : Magazine/ newsletter
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease