Serling, Rod, 1924-1975

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Rodman Edward Serling was born Dec. 25, 1924 in Syracuse, NY; served as paratrooper in 11th Airborne Division during WWII; discharged as a result of a shrapnel wound, 1946; attended Antioch College and began writing, directing, and acting in local radio plays; sold first television script in 1949; married wife Carol in 1948 and had two daughters; moved to Hollywood to write teleplays in mid-1950s; won 6 Emmy awards with scripts for Patterns, Requiem for a heavyweight, and The comedian, among others; was the first writer to be president of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences; wrote many of the scripts for The twilight zone (1959-65), and served as its on-air host; wrote several screenplays, including Planet of the apes and Seven days in May; died June 28, 1975, after undergoing open-heart surgery.

From the description of Papers, 1945-1969. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38060770

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Rodman Edward Serling was born December 25, 1924 in Syracuse, New York; served as paratrooper in 11th Airborne Division during World War II; discharged as a result of a shrapnel wound, 1946; attended Antioch College and began writing, directing, and acting in local radio plays; sold first television script in 1949; married wife Carol in 1948 and had two daughters; moved to Hollywood to write teleplays in mid-1950s; won 6 Emmy awards with scripts for Patterns, Requiem for a Heavyweight, and The Comedian, among others; was the first writer to be president of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences; wrote many of the scripts for The Twilight Zone (1959-65), and served as its on-air host; wrote several screenplays, including Planet of the Apes and Seven Days in May ; died June 28, 1975, after undergoing open-heart surgery.

From the guide to the Rod Serling papers, 1945-1969, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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creatorOf Roy H. Park School of Communications (Ithaca College). Rod Serling Conference records, 2006-2008. Ithaca College Library
referencedIn Burack, A. S. (Abraham Saul), 1908-. Abraham Burack collection, 1922-1997. Boston University, School of Medical
creatorOf Serling, Rod, 1924-1975. Studio one-- "The strike" / written especially for Studio one by Rod Serling. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
referencedIn Dannay, Frederic, 1905-1982. Papers, ca.1920-1982. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Serling, Carol. Carol Serling interview [sound recording] Ithaca College Library
creatorOf Serling, Rod, 1924-1975. Papers, 1945-1969. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Serling, Rod, 1924-1975. Studio one-- "The arena" / by Rod Serling. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Serling, Rod, 1924-1975. Bodo : a screenplay, [196-?] / by Rod Serling ; adapted from the novel The Shamir of Dachau by Christopher Davis. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Serling, Rod, 1924-1975. Studio one-- "The arena" / by Rod Serling. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Serling, Rod, 1924-1975. Studio one-- The man who caught the ball at Coogan's Bluff / written especially for Studio one by Rod Serling. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
referencedIn Merrill, Phyllis, 1908-. Phyllis Merrill papers, 1933-1956. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Schulberg, Budd. Papers, 1913-2007. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Lehman, Ernest, 1915-2005. Papers, 1931-1990, (bulk 1954-1967). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Frederic Dannay Papers, ca.1920-1982. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Rod Serling papers, 1945-1969 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
referencedIn William Dozier papers, 1941-1977 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Mike Wallace Papers, 1959-1961 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Serling, Rod, 1924-1975. The loner: A little stroll to the end of the line. San Francisco State University Library, J Paul Leonard Library
creatorOf Schaffner, Franklin J., 1920-1989. La planète des singes [Multimédia multisupport] / Franklin J. Schaffner, réal. ; Michael Wilson, Rod Serling, scénario ; d'après le roman de Pierre Boulle ; Jerry Goldsmith, comp. ; Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter. .. [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Klugman, Jack. [Interview with Jack Klugman] [sound recording] / Jack Klugman ; [interviewed by] David Marc, Malibu, 12/10/96. Syracuse University
referencedIn Shumlin, Herman, 1898-. Papers, 1930-1968. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn O'Hara, John, 1905-1970. John O'Hara letters to H.N. Swanson, 1955-1970. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Schaffner, Franklin J., 1920-1989. La planète des singes [Multimédia multisupport] / Franklin J. Schaffner, réal. ; Michael Wilson, Rod Serling, scénario ; d'après le roman de Pierre Boulle ; Jerry Goldsmith, comp. ; Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter. .. [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Lucille Lortel papers, 1902-2000 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Bellak, George, 1919-2002. Television scripts collection, 1957-1960. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Serling, Rod, 1924-1975. The Time element / by Rod Serling. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Rudin, Stephen,. Gail and Stephen Rudin literary autograph collection, 1841-1993. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Television scripts collection, 1957-1960 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Dozier, William, (1908-1991). Papers, 1941-1977. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
creatorOf Serling, Rod, 1924-1975. "The man who caught the ball at Coogan's Bluff" / written especially for Studio one by Rod Serling. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Serling, Rod, 1924-1975. Westinghouse summer theatre-- U.F.O. / by Rod Serling. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Serling, Rod, 1924-1975. Studio one-- "Buffalo Bill is dead" / written especially for television by Rod Serling. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
referencedIn Gail and Stephen Rudin autograph collection, 1841-1993. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Phyllis Merrill papers, 1933-1956 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
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correspondedWith Burack, A. S. (Abraham Saul), 1908- person
associatedWith Dannay, Frederic, 1905-1982. person
associatedWith Davis, Christopher, 1928- person
associatedWith Dozier, William, (1908-1991) person
associatedWith Klugman, Jack. person
associatedWith Lehman, Ernest, 1915-2005. person
associatedWith Lortel, Lucille person
associatedWith Merrill, Phyllis, 1908- person
associatedWith O'Hara, John, 1905-1970. person
associatedWith Quartet Productions. corporateBody
associatedWith Rudin, Stephen, person
associatedWith Saddler, Donald person
associatedWith Schulberg, Budd. person
associatedWith Serling, Carol. person
associatedWith Shumlin, Herman, 1898- person
associatedWith Wallace, Mike, 1918-2012 person
associatedWith William Dozier, 1908-1991 person
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Twilight Zone (Television program)
Television writers--Archival resources
Screenwriters--Archival resources
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Television writers--United States--Archival resources
Screenwriters--United States--Archival resources
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Birth 1924-12-25

Death 1975-06-28

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