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Richard Matheson (Richard Burton Matheson)

Last Updated: 27 Mar, 2024 | Views: 226

Age: 87

Profession: Author

Other Profession(s): NoveList, Screen Writer, Short Story writer

Famous For: Author Of I Am Legend

Higher Education: Graduated

Richard Matheson Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
20 Feb, 1926 (87 Years 04 Months 3 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province
New Jersey

Birth District

Birth Sign



Died on
23 Jun, 2013

Cause of Death
Natural Causes

Richard Matheson Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):
Richard Burton Matheson was born on February 20, 1926, and died on June 23, 2013. His most well-known works are fantasy, horror, and science fiction. His 1954 science fiction horror novel I Am Legend has been adapted three times for the screen. Matheson co-wrote the 1964 film adaptation with Vincent Price. 
Richard Matheson Career:
Richard Matheson Early life
• His parents were Norwegian immigrants Bertolf and Fanny Matheson of Allendale, New Jersey. After his parents divorced when he was eight, his mother raised him in Brooklyn, New York.
• His 1960 novel The Beardless Warriors is based on his experiences in Europe during World War II, during which he served with the Army. In 1949, he graduated from the University of Missouri's Missouri School of Journalism.
Richard Matheson In 1950s And 1960s
• Richard Matheson was a participant in the "Southern California Sorcerers" group that included Charles Beaumont, Ray Bradbury, George Clayton Johnson, William F. Nolan, and Jerry Sohl.
• Matheson's first novel, Someone Is Bleeding, was published by Lion Books in 1953. During the 1950s, he published Western stories (later collected in By the Gun), and during the 1990s, he published novels such as Journal of the Gun Years, The Gunfight, and The Memoirs of Wild Bill Hickok.
Richard Matheson In 1990s
• Richard Matheson also published Seven Steps to Midnight (1993), and Now You See It... (1995), dedicated to Robert Bloch.
• His works also include The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story (1990), Loose Cannons (1990), the television biopic The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story, and the Trilogy of Terror II.
Richard Matheson's Personal Life And Death
• Richard Matheson married Ruth Ann Woodson in 1952 after meeting her in California. Four children were born to them: Richard Christian, Bettina Mayberry, Christopher Matheson, and Ali Marie Matheson. All three became fiction and screenplay writers.
• His death occurred on June 23, 2013, at his Los Angeles home.
Richard Matheson Awards:
• 1984: World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement
• 1991: Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement 
Richard Matheson Unknown Facts:
• Richard Matheson was humble and down-to-earth despite his success and recognition. His kindness and generosity were known throughout the speculative fiction community, and he provided advice and encouragement to newcomers.
• Richard Matheson continues to captivate audiences today with his work. He left an indelible mark on fantasy, horror, and science fiction because he blended genres and created unforgettable characters.

Richard Matheson Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 188 cm
In Meters 1.88 m
In Feet & Inches 6'2"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 78 kg
In Pounds 171 Ibs

Eye Color

Hair Color

Richard Matheson Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Bertolf Matheson

Mother's Name
Fanny Mathieson

Ruth Ann Woodson



Richard Christian Matheson, Bettina Matheson Mayberry

Ali Marie Matheson, Chris Matheson

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