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Ambrose Bierce (I) (1842–1914)

Ambrose Bierce was born on June 24, 1842 in Meigs County, Ohio, USA as Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce. He was a writer, known for The Damned Thing is of Such a Color! (2020), The Twilight Zone (1959) and An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (2005). He was married to Mary Ellen "Mollie" Day. He died in 1914 in Mexico. See full bio »


(age 71) in Mexico

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 2021 The Watcher by the Dead (Short) (original story)
 2021 The Damned Thing (TV Mini Series) (short story - 4 episodes)
- Mauled (2021) ... (short story)
- Deposed (2021) ... (short story)
- Handpicked (2021) ... (short story)
- Videotaped (2021) ... (short story)
 2020 Forgotten Sci-Fi (TV Mini Series) (1 episode)
 2020 Cineficción Radio (Podcast Series) (stories "The Damned Thing" and "An Inhabitant of Carcosa" - 1 episode)
- Horror cósmico (2020) ... (stories "The Damned Thing" and "An Inhabitant of Carcosa")
 2020 The Damned Thing is of Such a Color! (Short) (short story)
 2019 New Chilling Tales: The Anthology (story "The Damned Thing")
 2019 The Eyes of the Panther (Short) (short story)
 2017 The Fantasmagori (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode)
- John Mortonson's Funeral by Ambrose Bierce (2017) ... (short story)
 2016 Parker Adderson, Philosopher (Short) (based on a short story by)
 2014/I The Damned Thing (Short) (based on short story by)
 2014 Ambrose Bierce's a Watcher by the Dead (Short) (original story)
 2014 Owl Street (Short) (original story)
 2012 My Name Is Boffer Bings (Short) (writer)
 2011 Middle Toe of the Right Foot (Short) (original story)
 2010 Babybird: Unloveable (Music Video) (short story)
 2009/II Pedro (Short) (story)
 2008 The Moonlit Road (Short) (short story)
 2007 The Inconsolable Widow (Short) (writer)
 2007 Owl Creek Bridge (Short) (short story)
 2007 The Eyes of the Panther (Short) (story)
 2006 Masters of Horror (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode)
- The Damned Thing (2006) ... (short story)
 2006 Bagoly-folyó (Short) (short story)
 2006 Ambrose Bierce: Civil War Stories (TV Movie) (short stories)
  Racconti neri (TV Series documentary) (short story - 1 episode, 2006) (short story "An Arrest" - 1 episode, 2006) (short story "One of the Missing" - 1 episode, 2006)
- La casa del fantasma (2006) ... (short story - as Ambrose Gwinett Bierce)
- Un arresto (2006) ... (short story "An Arrest" - as Ambrose Gwinett Bierce)
- Uno dei dispersi (2006) ... (short story "One of the Missing" - as Ambrose Gwinett Bierce)
 2005 Huile de chien (Short) (short story)
 2004 El pozu (Short) (story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge")
 2002 La corsa (Short) (story)
 2001 The Fear (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Damned Thing (2001) ... (story)
 1997 An Arrest (Video short) (story)
 1989 Nightmare Classics (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Eyes of the Panther (1989) ... (story)
 1988 Hundeöl (story)
  Il fascino dell'insolito (TV Series) (short story "The Moonlit Road" - 1 episode, 1981) (short story "A Watcher by the Dead" - 1 episode, 1980)
- La strada al chiaro di luna (1981) ... (short story "The Moonlit Road")
- Veglia al morto (1980) ... (short story "A Watcher by the Dead")
 1979 The Short Story (TV Series) (writer)
 1979 One of the Missing (TV Movie) (based on novel of the same name) / (writer)
 1977 The Kiss: A Tale of Two Lovers (Short) (story - uncredited)
 1975 American Torso (short story)
 1975 Halucinacije (Short) (story)
 1975 Prokletinja (TV Movie) (story)
 1974 Parker Adderson, Philosopher (TV Movie) (story)
  Ficciones (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1972 - 1974) (short story - 1 episode, 1974)
- Los ojos de la pantera (1974) ... (short story)
- La casa maldita (1972)
 1973 The Return (Short) (story)
 1973 Droga w swietle ksiezyca (TV Movie) (stories)
 1972 The Man and the Snake (Short) (story)
 1971 Boarded Window (TV Movie) (short story)
 1969 L'armoire (Short) (novel)
 1969 One of the Missing (Short) (idea)
 1964 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (from a story by - 1 episode)
- An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1964) ... (from a story by)
 1963 In the Midst of Life (story)
 1962 Chickamauga (Short) (story)
 1962 L'oiseau moqueur (Short) (story)
 1961 Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (Short) (from a story by)
 1960 Most (Short) (story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge")
 1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1959) ... (story)
 1955 Danger (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Soldiers (1955) ... (story)
 1953-1954 Your Favorite Story (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes)
- Vengeance (1954) ... (story)
- Horseman in the Sky (1953) ... (story)
 1929 The Bridge (Short) (story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(11/22/1969-12/29/1969) Stage: Wrote (w/Edgar Allan Poe) "An Evening of Grand Guignol," performed at the Actors Theatre of Louisville (Adventure Theatre) in Louisville, KY. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | See more »

Alternate Names:

Ambrose Gwinett Bierce | Dod Grile


Mary Ellen "Mollie" Day  (divorced)  (3 children)

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Personal Quote:

[From his 1906 "Cynic's Word Book," later retitled "The Devil's Dictionary"] Lawsuit, n. a machine which you go into as a pig and come out as a sausage." See more »


Exact date and place of death never determined. See more »


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