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Born in Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Died in New York City, New York, USA  (suicide)
Birth NameThomas Michael Disch

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Thomas M. Disch was born on February 2, 1940 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA as Thomas Michael Disch. He was a writer and actor, known for Miami Vice (1984), The Brave Little Toaster (1987) and The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars (1998). He died on July 4, 2008 in New York City, New York, USA.

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Collaborated with John Thomas Sladek (1937-2000) as "Cassandra Knye" on a Gothic romance, "The House that Fear Built", and as "Thom Demijohn" on the thriller novel "Black Alice".
Author of science fiction, fantasy, and horror fiction.
His play 'The Cardinal Detoxes' (1990) was denounced by the Catholic Church.
Was called by Newsweek magazine "the most formidably gifted unfamous American writer."
Some sources erroneously credit Disch with creating the 1960s TV classic "Prisoner, The" (1967), as Disch wrote the first original novel based upon the series.
Death was by self-inflicted gunshot.
Book Review, "Refusing To Be a Pussycat," Published in "The New York Times," 24 January 1988.
Book Review, "Niagara Falls Gothic," Published in "The New York Times," 18 March 1990.
Book Review, "Queen Victoria's Computers," Published in "The New York Times," 10 March 1991.
He is officially uncredited as one of the writers of The Lion King (1994).

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