Born in New Jersey and raised in Brooklyn, Richard Burton Matheson first became a published author while still a child, when his stories and poems ran in the "Brooklyn Eagle". A lifelong reader of fantasy tales, he made his professional writing bow in 1950 when his short story "Born of Man and Woman"...See full bio »
He has claimed that the film that came closest to capturing the spirit of his novel "I Am Legend" was
Night of the Living Dead, even though that film was not an intentional adaptation of his book.
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