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Full Name: Rod Serling
(1924-1975) Writer, screenwriter, television writer, creator of "The Twilight Zone (1959-1964). Rod Serling was born in Syracuse, New York, and grew up in Binghamton, New York. He entered the Army, served in the Phillipines during WWII. His 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. He died in 1975.
Author's Timeline:
1926 Broome County
As a child, Mr. Serling lived in Binghamton, New York, and graduated from Binghamton High School in 1943.  
1924 Onondaga County
Rodman Edward Serling was born in Syracuse, New York, on December 25, 1924. 
1973 Tompkins County
Mr. Serling taught for a time at Ithaca College. 
1975 Monroe County
Rod Serling died at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York, on June 28, 1975. 
1959 (Unknown) County
The Twilight Zone
Mr. Serling was the creator of "The Twilight Zone" (1959-1964).  
1955 (Unknown) County
Television drama and Emmy winner. 
1956 (Unknown) County
Requiem for a Heavyweight
Television drama and Emmy winner. 
1957 (Unknown) County
The Comedian
Television drama and Emmy winner. 
1964 (Unknown) County
Seven Days in May
Mr. Serling wrote the screenplay for the political thriller film, "Seven Days In May." 
1968 (Unknown) County
Planet of the Apes
Mr. Serling and Michael Wilson wrote the screenplay for the science fiction film, "Planet Of The Apes." 
1968 (Unknown) County
Night Gallery
Mr. Serling created the television series, "Night Gallery." 
1975 Seneca County
Rod Serling was interred in Lakeview Cemetery, Interlaken, New York. 
1967 (Unknown) County
The Season to be Wary
(Pub: Little, Brown ISBN: )
Collection of three novellas. 

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