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Peter Straub (I) (1943–2022)

Peter Straub was born on March 2, 1943 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He was a writer and actor, known for Ghost Story (1981), The Haunting of Julia (1977) and The Talisman (2008). He was previously married to Susan Bitker Straub. He died on September 4, 2022 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Ghost Story Writer
The Talisman Writer


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  The Talisman (TV Series) (novel) (announced)
 2008 The Talisman (Short) (novel "The Talisman")
 1981 Ghost Story (based on the novel by)
 1977 The Haunting of Julia (novel "Julia, aka Full Circle")
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 2006-2009 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Pete Braust / Peter / Peter Braust
- Full Circle (2009) ... Pete Braust
- Die Young, Stay Pretty (2008) ... Peter
- Episode dated 29 March 2006 (2006) ... Peter Braust
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 2015 Ghost Story Genesis with Peter Straub (Video documentary short) (very special thanks)
 2012 The Ghost of Graham Springs (Short) (thanks)
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 2020 The Last Wolf: Karl Edward Wagner (Documentary)
 2015 Ghost Story Genesis with Peter Straub (Video documentary short)
Self - Novelist
 2011 Dark Dreamers (TV Series documentary)
 2008 Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown (Documentary)
Self - Author
 2006 Miracles and Mystery: Creating 'the Green Mile' (Video documentary)
 1999 Stephen King: Shining in the Dark (TV Movie documentary)
 1984 Good Morning America (TV Series)
- Dated 15 November 1984 (1984) ... Self

Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: Julia (1973) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 4 Articles | See more »


Susan Bitker Straub  (his death)  (2 children)


Emma Straub | See more »

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[The Shining] Obviously a masterpiece, probably the best supernatural novel in a hundred years.


When he was 7, he was hit by a car and seriously injured. He used a wheelchair before relearning how to walk. He said this experience gave him a vivid awareness of his own mortality at a young age. See more »

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