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Fredric Brown (1906–1972)

Attended University of Cincinnati, Hanover College, Indiana, but didn't obtain a degree. Worked in an office 1924-36, when he left to become writer, proofreader for the "Milwaukee Journal". Also started writing at this time, selling the first of over 300 short stories. Active in both science-fiction and mystery fields, his first SF short appeared ... See full bio »

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(age 65) in Tucson, Arizona, USA

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Known For

The Hobbyist Writer
(2016)
Star Trek Writer
(1967)
(1951-1952)
Crack-Up Writer
(1946)

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 2018/I The Knock (Short) (short story)
 2016 The Hobbyist (Short) (story)
 2015 Godforsaken (Video short) (original idea)
 2012 Khobbi (Short) (based on a short story by)
 2011/III The Soldier (Short) (story)
 2010/II Voodoo (Short) (inspired by the short story)
 2005 Solipsist (Short) (short story)
 2005 Ember a tükörben (Short) (novel)
 2001 La bête de miséricorde (novel "The Lenient Beast")
 1998 Ça ne se refuse pas (novel)
 1996 Linked (Short) (short story)
 1992 Vieille canaille (novel "His Name Was Death")
 1990 I prodosia (Short) (short story)
 1989 Martians Go Home (novel)
 1987 Geometria (Short) (short story "Naturally")
 1986 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode)
- The Geezenstacks (1986) ... (short story)
 1985 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Human Interest Story (1985) ... (story)
 1981 Darkroom (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Daisies (1981) ... (story)
 1975 L'Ibis rouge (novel "Knock Three One Two")
 1970 The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (novel "The Screaming Mimi" - uncredited)
 1967 Star Trek (TV Series) (story by - 1 episode)
- Arena (1967) ... (story by)
 1966 Historias para no dormir (TV Series) (story "Nightmare in Yellow" - 1 episode)
- El cumpleaños (1966) ... (story "Nightmare in Yellow")
 1962 Sein Steckenpferd (TV Short) (novel)
 1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- A Little White Lye (1961) ... (story)
 1960 Thriller (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Knock Three-One-Two (1960) ... (story)
  Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (story - 4 episodes, 1957 - 1959) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1959)
- A True Account (1959) ... (teleplay)
- Human Interest Story (1959) ... (story - teleplay)
- The Dangerous People (1957) ... (story)
- The Night the World Ended (1957) ... (story)
- The Cream of the Jest (1957) ... (story)
 1958 Screaming Mimi (novel "The Screaming Mimi")
 1958 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Cry Silence (1958) ... (story)
 1955-1957 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes)
- His Name Was Death (1957) ... (story)
- Cry Silence (1955) ... (story)
 1956 Wire Service (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- The Deep End (1956) ... (novel)
 1956 The Star and the Story (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Thin Line (1956) ... (story - as Frederic Brown)
 1954 Studio 57 (TV Series) (original story - 1 episode)
- The Traveling Room (1954) ... (original story)
  The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes, 1953 - 1954) (original story - 1 episode, 1953)
- Miss Darkness (1954) ... (story)
- The Motive Goes Round and Round (1953) ... (original story)
- The House Nobody Wanted (1953) ... (story)
 1953 Chevron Theatre (TV Series) (original story - 1 episode)
- Lost Kid (1953) ... (original story)
  Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series) (by - 1 episode, 1952) (story - 1 episode, 1951)
- Age of Peril (1952) ... (by)
- The Last Man on Earth (1951) ... (story)
 1951 Lights Out (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Pattern (1951) ... (story)
 1946 Crack-Up (suggested by a short story "Madman's Holiday")
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Story: "The Dead Ringer". See more »

Alternate Names:

Frederic Brown
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His writing is marked by cleverness of style, original plots and ingenious endings, though his characters were usually only one-dimensional. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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