Rod Serling's biography
Rodman Edward Serling is 51 years old writer born at Syracuse. Rod was born on Thursday 25th of December 1924. Rod is often nicknamed as John Phillips, The Angry Young Man of Television. According to year of birth 1924 he belongs to Greatest Generation. Birthday on 25th of December means he is Capricorn. These people are stable in nature. As the sign lord is “Saturn”, the person will be judgemental in his approach.
He is white american. Rod is citizen of United States of America. Rod is secular humanist. His primary profession is to be writer. You can know Rod also as film producer, screenwriter, science fiction writer. He is recently known as novelist.
Rod Serling's family
Rod Serling's ex wife
Rod Serling and Carol Serling have been together. She is known as actor. Rod´s ex wife was born in 1929. Rod´s ex wife died on Thursday 9th of January 2020. Carol Serling was 96 years old, when this happened.
Rod Serling's schools
We found 3 schools He attended. Complete list of schools: Antioch University, Antioch College, Binghamton High School.
Detailed informations about his schools
- Attended and graduated from Binghamton High School in Binghamton, New York (1943).
Rod Serling's career
Rod´s main focus is to be writer. Rod is famous thanks to TheTwilight Zone.
Is Rod Serling gay ?
Rod is known to be straight.
How did Rod Serling die
He died on on Saturday 28th of June 1975 when he was 51 years old at Rochester. Rod Serlings death was caused by heart attack. It happend like natural causes.
Awards and competitions
Rod Serling's Awards
- He received award for Golden Globe Award for Best Director for work The Twilight Zone in 1963
- He received award for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for work Patterns in 1956
- Rod received award for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for work Requiem for a Heavyweight in 1957
- He received award for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for work The Twilight Zone in 1960
- He received award for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for work The Twilight Zone in 1961
Rod Serling's Rankings
- Ranked #1 in TV Guide's list of the "25 Greatest Sci-Fi Legends" (August 1, 2004 issue), the only real person on the list. All the others are television series characters.
What else you don't know about Rod Serling ?
Rod´s middle name is Edward.
What Rod Serling has done for a first time
- Was the first major writer to have disputes with advertisers and executives.
- The first George Foster Peabody Award for television writing was the 1956 Personal Award given to Serling for his script of Playhouse 90: Requiem for a Heavyweight (1956).
Rod Serling's quotes
- Hollywood's a great place to live... if you're a grapefruit.
- [on being born on Christmas Day, 1924] I was a Christmas present that was delivered unwrapped.
- If you need drugs to be a good writer, you're not a good writer.
- If you want to prove that God is not dead first prove that man is alive.
- Being like everybody is the same as being nobody.
- In my writing, I work with a secretary and a recorder. I dictate everything. It's a freewheeling thing. I act out all the parts. I do three or four drafts but by the time I get through with the second, things are pretty well set.
- Writing is a demanding profession and a selfish one. And because it is selfish and demanding, because it is compulsive and exacting, I didn't embrace it. I succumbed to it.
- I've had my moments of depression but I guess you would say I'm a pretty contented guy.
- Fame is short-lived. One year after this show [The Twilight Zone (1959)] goes off the air, they'll never remember who I am. And I don't care a bit. Anonymity is fine with me. My place is as a writer.
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Rod Serling's height, body shape, eye color
Lets describe how Rod Serling looks. We will focus on his height, body shape, eye color and hair color. Rod is tall as 5' 4" (163 cm). Body build is average. Rod´s eyes are tinted brown - dark. Rod´s hair is shade of brown - dark.