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Person Detail: (Edwin) Rod(man) Serling

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Full Name: (Edwin) Rod(man) Serling
Biography:
(Rodman Edward) Serling. Screenwriter, television writer, creator of "The Twilight Zone (1959-1964). Born in Syracuse, NY, Serling grew up in Binghamton. He entered the Army, served in the Phillipines during WWII. Serling's writing career previous to "The Twilight Zone" includes "Patterns" (1955; Emmy winner), "Requiem for a Heavyweight" (1956; Emmy winner), "The Comedian" (1957; Emmy winner). After "The Twilight Zone," he wrote "Seven Days in May" (1964), a screenplay; he co-authored the screenplay for "Planet of the Apes" (1968); and created the series "Night Gallery." In 1973, after "Night Gallery" was canceled, Serling returned to upstate New York and taught at Ithaca College. Serling died in 1975.
Author's Timeline:
1926 Broome County
Serling grew up in Binghamton, New York and graduated from Binghamton High School in 1943.  
1924 Onondaga County
Born in Syracuse. 
1973 Tompkins County
Taught at Ithaca College. 
1975 Monroe County
Serling died in Rochester, New York. 
1959 (Unknown) County
"The Twilight Zone
Creator of "The Twilight Zone (1959-1964).  
1955 (Unknown) County
"Patterns"
Emmy winner 
1956 (Unknown) County
"Requiem for a Heavyweight"
Emmy winner 
1957 (Unknown) County
"The Comedian"
Emmy winner 
1964 (Unknown) County
"Seven Days in May"
A screenplay. 
1968 (Unknown) County
"Planet of the Apes"
Co-authored.  
1968 (Unknown) County
"Night Gallery"
T.V. series 
1975 Seneca County
Serling is interred in Lakeview Cemetery, Interlaken, New York. 

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