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Harry Harrison (I) (1925–2012)

Harry Harrison was born on March 12, 1925 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA as Henry Maxwell Dempsey. He was a writer, known for Soylent Green (1973), Bill the Galactic Hero (2014) and Soylent Green. He was married to Joan Merkler. He died on August 15, 2012 in Brighton, East Sussex, England. See full bio »

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 2014 Bill the Galactic Hero (novel)
 1997 Perversions of Science (TV Series) (story "Dream of Doom" - 1 episode)
- Dream of Doom (1997) ... (story "Dream of Doom" - uncredited)
 1973 Soylent Green (novel "Make Room! Make Room!")
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 2016 Bird of Steel! (special thanks) (post-production)
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 1982 The History of the SF Film (TV Movie documentary)
 1979 Time Out of Mind (TV Series)

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Novel: "Stars and Stripes Forever" See more »

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Hank Dempsey

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[on the filming of "Soylent Green" (1973), based on his novel]: I went down to the set and took a lot of copies of the book with me and gave one to everyone I could think of - the actors, the cameraman, the technicians - all of whom seemed to appreciate meeting me. I mean, they don't care about screenwriters, but authors of real books are something different. They don't get to see many real books... See more »


During the 1950s and 1960s, he was the main writer of the Flash Gordon newspaper strip. See more »

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