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Overview (2)

Born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
Died in North Hills, California, USA  (bladder and prostate cancer)

Mini Bio (1)

George Clayton Johnson was born on July 29, 1929 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA. He was a writer and actor, known for Logan's Run (1976), Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) and Ocean's Eleven (2001). He was married to Lola Brownstein. He died on December 25, 2015 in North Hills, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Lola Brownstein (1952 - 25 December 2015) (his death) (2 children)

Trivia (7)

Attended the 2006 Twilight Zone Convention at the Hilton Hasbrouck Heights, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, August 12-13, 2006.
Attended the 2007 Twilight Zone Convention at the Hilton Hasbrouck Heights, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, August 4-5, 2007.
Upon deciding that he wanted to become a writer, Johnson joined a circle of Southern California science-fiction writers that included William F. Nolan, Charles Beaumont, Richard Matheson and Ray Bradbury.
Co-creator of the comic book series Deepest Dimension Terror Anthology, with cartoonist and author Jay Allen Sanford (Revolutionary Comics).
Johnson was a strong advocate for the legalization of marijuana. He reputedly smoked weed all day, every day, well into his 80's.
His father was in the army and later worked as a day labourer and occasional bootlegger. When George was young, his parents divorced. He remained with his alcoholic mother, but, at the age of fourteen, the courts removed him to a state orphanage in Casper, Wyoming.
He served in the Army, then studied drafting in college. He eventually moved to Los Angeles where he worked as a draftsman for the Lockheed aviation company while moonlighting as a writer. Soon after quitting his day job to pursue writing full-time, he met a Twilight Zone writer, Charles Beaumont, who introduced him to the show's creator, Rod Serling.

Personal Quotes (1)

I'm a free man. I don't wear anybody's collar. I'm not obliged to smile if I don't want to. That gives me a lot of perverse pride -- I really am a person who could stop doing what I'm doing right now, go off to Ceylon tomorrow and live among the fishermen. I make a living without having a job; I don't cater to anybody. I believe that's the hardest thing to achieve in this world -- any kind of autonomy, any kind of independence, any kind of freedom. So, I'm very, very proud of the fact that I'm an independent.

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