Harlan Ellison Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Famous Books, Net Worth

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Harlan Ellison (Harlan Jay Ellison)

Last Updated: 21 May, 2023 | Views: 375

Age: 84

Profession: Writer

Other Profession(s): Author, Essayist, Screen Writer

Famous For: Dangerous Visions

Net Worth: $10 Million Approx.

Harlan Ellison Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
27 May, 1934 (84 Years 01 Month 1 Day)

Birth Country
United States

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Died on
28 Jun, 2018

Cause of Death
Still Unknown

Harlan Ellison Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (profile/biography)

Harlan Ellison was an American author, screenwriter, and critic who was known for his speculative fiction works, particularly in the science fiction and fantasy genres. He was born on May 27, 1934, in Cleveland, Ohio, and passed away on June 28, 2018, in Los Angeles, California.

Harlan Ellison Early Life and Education

Ellison grew up in Painesville, Ohio, and was raised by his mother and stepfather. He had a difficult childhood, and often ran away from home. Despite this, he showed an early interest in writing and was encouraged by his English teacher to pursue a career in writing.

Harlan Ellison Career as a Writer

Ellison's career as a writer began in the 1950s when he sold his first story to the pulp magazine "Amazing Stories." He went on to write numerous short stories and novellas, and his work appeared in a variety of science fiction and fantasy publications. He was also known for his work as a screenwriter, and wrote scripts for several popular television shows including "The Twilight Zone," "Star Trek," and "Babylon 5."

Harlan Ellison Controversies

Ellison was known for his outspoken and sometimes controversial views. He was involved in several high-profile disputes, including a lawsuit against James Cameron over the film "The Terminator," which Ellison claimed was based on his own work. He was also known for his feuds with other writers and critics, including Isaac Asimov and Ursula K. Le Guin.

Harlan Ellison Legacy

Despite his controversies, Ellison is widely regarded as one of the most important writers in the science fiction and fantasy genres. He won numerous awards throughout his career, including multiple Hugo and Nebula awards, and was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2011. His work continues to be influential, and has inspired many writers and filmmakers in the decades since its publication.

Harlan Ellison Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 159 cm
In Meters 1.59 m
In feet & Inches 5'2"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 65 Kg
In Pounds 143 lbs

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Harlan Ellison Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Louis Laverne Ellison

Mother's Name
Serita Rosenthal Ellison

Charlotte B. Stein,Billie Joyce Sanders,Loretta (Basham) Patrick,Lori Horowitz,Susan Toth

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Beverly Ellison

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