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Rod Serling
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Rod Serling

Serling hosting The Twilight Zone
Edwin Rodman Serling (December 25, 1924 - June 28, 1975) was a screenwriter, most famous for his science fiction TV series, The Twilight Zone. He was born in Syracuse, New York to Samuel and Esther Serling.

Serling graduated from Antioch College in 1950.

Though more famous for his groundbreaking and compelling Twilight Zone series, Serling also hosted the weekly series Night Gallery in the 1970s, although he had no creative control. Unlike Twilight Zone, the themes of Night Gallery were horror and supernatural. He also narrated documentaries featuring undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau.

During his lifetime, Rod Serling received 6 Emmys and his biggest successes in writing include:

He also wrote the pilot episode for a short-lived Aaron Spelling series called The New People in 1969.

Serling died due to complications from heart bypass surgery and is interred in the cemetery in Interlaken, New York.

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