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Alfred Bester (1913–1987)


He was a fencer while at college. The February 25, 1934, New York Times reports that the Princeton University fencing team beat the University of Pennsylvania team in a match that day, but that "Captain Alfred Bester of New York gained two epee victories for the Red and Blue." See more trivia »

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  The Juliet (author) (announced)
 2013 Batman: Arkham Origins - Blackgate (Video Game) (character: Solomon Grundy - uncredited)
 2011 Batman: Arkham City (Video Game) (character: Cyrus Gold/Solomon Grundy - uncredited)
 2004 The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series) (novel "The Stars My Destination": story source - uncredited)
  Alcoa Premiere (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1962) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1962)
- Mr. Lucifer (1962) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1959-1960 Sunday Showcase (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Turn the Key Deftly (1960) ... (writer)
- Murder and the Android (1959) ... (writer)
 1959 Naked City (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Scorpion Sting (1959) ... (story)
 1956 Conflict (TV Series) (original story - 1 episode)
- Man from 1997 (1956) ... (original story)
 1954 Top Secret (TV Series) (story and teleplay - 1 episode)
- This Man Is Death (1954) ... (story and teleplay)
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 1960 Dinosaurus! (technical advisor)

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Other Works:

Novel: "Tender Loving Rage" (Tafford) See more »

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1 Interview | 3 Articles | See more »

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I'm a great believer in people, and their untapped potential. It's obvious we can't all be a Gully Foyle, but most of us energize at such a low level, so far short of our real capabilities, we could all be more, do more. Today, in America, I think everyone needs a good kick in the ass, to get them doing things. [Interview with Charles Platt in New Worlds Quarterly, 1972] See more »


He is frequently credited with having written the original Green Lantern oath, though he denied this. He did, however, create the villains Solomon Grundy and Vandal Savage, who fight the Green Lantern. See more »


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