Matheson, Richard

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Matheson, Richard Gender: M
Richard Burton Matheson
born on 20 February 1926 at 19:00 (= 7:00 PM )
Place Allendale, New Jersey, 41n02, 74w08
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 01°37' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 18°36 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 18°57'

Richard Matheson
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American science-fiction and fantasy writer who first appeared on the sci-fi scene with "Born Of Man And Woman," 1950. He was a frequent contributor to "Galaxy" and other popular magazines and during the '60s, was a Hollywood scriptwriter. His scripts included "The Shrinking Man." At the 1958 World Sci-Fi Convention in Los Angeles, CA. he was the Guest of Honor.

He is best known as the author of "I Am Legend," a 1954 horror novel that has been adapted for the screen four times, as well as the movie "Somewhere In Time" for which Matheson wrote the screenplay, based on his novel "Bid Time Return." Matheson also wrote 16 television episodes of The Twilight Zone for Rod Serling, including "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" and "Steel."

Matheson died on 23 June 2013 at his home in Los Angeles, California, aged 87.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 14 October 1953 (Birth of son Richard)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1954 (I Am Legend)
  • Work : Prize 1958 (Sci-Fi Convention Guest of Honor)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 11 December 1960 (Birth of son Chris)
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Source Notes

Steinbrecher quotes B.C.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 87)
  • Vocation : Writers : Magazine/ newsletter (Contibutor to sci-fi magazines)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Vocation : Writers : Sci-Fi/ Fantasy/ Horror (Sci-Fi)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Sci-fi Guest of Honor)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection