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Ray Russell (III) (1924–1999)

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Studied at both the Goodman Memorial Theatre and the Chicago Conservatory of Music. See more trivia »

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Known For

Mr. Sardonicus
(1961)
Premature Burial
(1962)
The Incubus
The Incubus Writer
(1982)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Writer (8 credits)
 2017 Tennessee Gothic (screenplay based on his short story) (post-production)
 1982 The Incubus (novel)
 1966 Chamber of Horrors (story)
 1964 The Horror of It All (written by)
 1963 X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (screenplay) / (story)
 1962 Zotz! (screenplay)
 1962 Premature Burial (screenplay by)
 1961 Mr. Sardonicus (novella "Sardonicus") / (screenplay)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Fiction: "The Black Wench", "Playboy" (USA), November 1985, p.88-89+167-178. See more »

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Personal Quote:

"I would say ... ego, guilt, boredom, the need for approval, a love of language, and the desire to entertain myself. I think it was William Saroyan who said he wrote so that he would have something good to read in his old age. That's not a bad reason." (on why he writes)

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He was for many years the senior fiction editor of "Playboy" magazine, which published many of his stories. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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