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Peter S. Beagle

Peter Soyer Beagle was born in 1939 in the Bronx. He is arguably America's greatest living fantasist and has written novels, nonfiction, poetry, opera librettos, songs, and screenplays. He is also a talented guitarist and folk singer. As a child he was a voracious reader and appeared regularly on a New York City radio program in which young people... See full bio »

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 2021 Grave Intentions (original story - segment "The Bridge Partner")
  Welcome to the Basement (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode, 2018) (screenplay - 1 episode, 2018)
- The Last Unicorn (2018) ... (novel) / (screenplay)
 2015 The Bridge Partner (Short) (original story)
 1998 A Tale of Egypt (Video) (screenplay by)
 1998/I Camelot (Video) (screenplay by)
  The Little Mermaid (TV Series short) (developed for television by - 31 episodes, 1992 - 1994) (written by - 1 episode, 1992)
- A Little Evil (1994) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Ariel's Treasures (1994) ... (creator - uncredited)
- The Beast Within (1994) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Heroes (1994) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Land of the Dinosaurs (1994) ... (creator - uncredited)
 1990 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series) (television story and teleplay by - 1 episode)
- Sarek (1990) ... (television story and teleplay by)
 1982 The Last Unicorn (novel) / (screenplay)
 1978 The Lord of the Rings (screenplay)
 1977 The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1974 The Dove (screenplay - as Peter Beagle)
 1974 Apple's Way (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Zoo (1974)
 1967 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Come Death (1967)
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Personal Quote:

[on his novel The Last Unicorn] Young people have discovered it and find, for one reason or another, that they're not alone, that the unicorn searching for her own people gives them courage. I've always been alone, it's just that I have a few weird friends. And if you have a few weird friends, you can manage.


Wrote an introduction that appears in most contemporary editions of The Lord of the Rings, and also wrote the screenplay for Ralph Bakshi's film adaptation. The animated adaptation of The Last Unicorn featured two actors from other productions of The Lord of the Rings: Theodore Gottlieb voiced Gollum in "Return of the King, The (1980)(TV)_, and Christopher Lee appeared in Peter Jackson's films.

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