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      Rod Serling

      Rod Serling

      Highest Rated: 91% Seven Days in May (1964)

      Lowest Rated: 83% Patterns (1956)

      Birthday: Dec 25, 1924

      Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, USA

      Best-remembered for creating, producing, hosting and (sometimes) writing the classic TV horror and sci-fi series "The Twilight Zone" (CBS, 1959-64), Serling himself preferred his earlier TV writing. He grew up in the bucolic small town of Binghamton, NY, a milieu he would often return to in his work. After serving as a paratrooper in WWII, Serling wrote radio plays at college and eventually turned pro. He broke into TV in 1951, and was soon supplying scripts for "Kraft Television Theater" (NBC), "Studio One" (CBS), "Matinee Theater" (NBC) and "Playhouse 90" (CBS). Serling's first big hit was the psychological drama "Patterns," shown on "Kraft Television Theater" in 1955 and made into a film that same year. Winning the first of six Emmys, he was signed to a first-purchase rights contract by CBS and went on to pen the Emmy-winning dramas "Requiem for a Heavyweight" (1956) and "The Comedian" (1957), and scores of other TV scripts.

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 57% A Storm in Summer Writer - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Town Has Turned to Dust Writer - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Twilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics Screenwriter - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Encounter With the Unknown Narrator - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet In Search of Ancient Mysteries Narrator - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Fathoms Narrator - 1972
      No Score Yet 78% Night Gallery Host - 1969
      87% 88% Planet of the Apes Screenwriter - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ancient Astronauts Director - 1967
      No Score Yet 60% Carol for Another Christmas Screenwriter - 1964
      91% 89% Seven Days in May Writer - 1964
      89% 88% Requiem for a Heavyweight Screenwriter - 1962
      No Score Yet 55% Saddle the Wind Screenwriter - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Requiem for a Heavyweight Screenwriter - 1956
      83% 83% Patterns Screenwriter - 1956

      TV

      Credit
      50% 73% The Twilight Zone Writer 2003
      No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Host,
      Writer
      1970-1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Loner Writer 1965-1966
      92% 96% The Twilight Zone Writer,
      Producer,
      Host
      1959-1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Danny Kaye Show Guest 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jack Benny Program: The Lost Episodes Guest 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Writer 1954 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Writer 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Writer 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fireside Theatre Writer 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Writer 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Stars Over Hollywood Writer 1950