Bloch, Robert, 1917-1994

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1917-04-05
Death 1994-09-23
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Robert Bloch was best known as the author of "Psycho." He was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1917. He attended schools in Maywood, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He worked as a free lance writer from 1934-1942. He then spent 11 years as a copywriter for a Milwaukee advertising agency before returning to freelance writing in 1953. He wrote primarily fantasy and suspense fiction. Bloch's most famous book was "Psycho," but he wrote other books including "Straitjacket," "The Psychopath," "Out of the Mouths of Graves," and "Psycho II." His work also included hundreds of short stories which were published in numerous pulp magazines including "Amazing Stories" and "Weird Tales." Bloch also wrote scripts for television programs including "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," "Thriller," and "Star Trek." In addition, he wrote several screenplays including "The House That Dripped Blood," "The Psychopath," and "The Skull." Bloch died in 1994.

From the description of Robert Bloch papers, 1855-1994 (bulk 1962-1994) (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 191871834

From the guide to the Robert Bloch papers, 1855-1994 (bulk 1962-1994), (University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.)

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Subjects:

  • Science fiction, American
  • Psychopath films and programs
  • Authors--20th century
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Psycho (Motion picture)
  • Horror tales
  • Science fiction--Authorship
  • Television scripts
  • Science fiction
  • Screenwriters--United States--20th century
  • Screenwriters--20th century
  • Feature films
  • Authors--United States--20th century
  • Science fiction--History and criticism
  • Horror

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  • Authors

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)