Ray Russell biography

Ray Russell

Writer, Author

1924 – 1999

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Who was Ray Russell?

Ray Russell was an American writer of short stories, novels, and screenplays. In 1991 he received the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement.

His most famous short fiction is "Sardonicus", which appeared in the January 1961 issue of Playboy magazine, and was subsequently adapted by Russell into a screenplay for William Castle's film version, titled Mr. Sardonicus. American writer Stephen King called "Sardonicus" "perhaps the finest example of the modern gothic ever written". "Sardonicus" was part of a trio of stories with "Sanguinarius" and "Sagittarius".

Russell was also one of the screenwriters for Roger Corman's X and The Premature Burial.

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Born
Sep 4, 1924
Chicago
Also known as
  • Rex Fabian
  • Raymond Robert Russell
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Nationality
  • United States of America
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Died
Mar 15, 1999
Los Angeles

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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