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  1. Harlan Ellison, Writer: The Twilight Zone. Author Harlan Ellison was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Serita (Rosenthal) and Louis Laverne Ellison. He had an older sister, Beverly. Harlan was married five times. He lived in Sherman Oaks at "Ellison Wonderland". He had the same address and phone number for decades, was a teetotaler, and never used drugs.

    • May 27, 1934
    • June 28, 2018
  2. Harlan Jay Ellison (May 27, 1934 – June 28, 2018) was an American writer, known for his prolific and influential work in New Wave speculative fiction and for his outspoken, combative personality. Robert Bloch , the author of Psycho , described Ellison as "the only living organism I know whose natural habitat is hot water."

  3. Harlan Jay Ellison (born May 27, 1934) is an American writer. His principal genre is speculative fiction. His published works include over 1,700 short stories, novellas, screenplays, comic book scripts, teleplays, essays, a wide range of criticism covering literature, film, television, and print media.

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    In addition to his one story for Star Trek, Ellison contributed stories and teleplays to many other television series. He wrote two 1964 episodes of ABC's anthology series The Outer Limits, "Soldier" (featuring Michael Ansara and Tim O'Connor and directed by Gerd Oswald) and "Demon With a Glass Hand" (co-starring Rex Holman, Arlene Martel, and Abraham Sofaer and directed by Byron Haskin). He also wrote four episodes of the ABC crime drama Burke's Law, two episodes of the adventure series The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and single episodes of such shows as Cimarron Strip ("Knife in the Darkness", which featured Patrick Horgan, George Murdock, Ron Soble, and Grace Lee Whitney, Logan's Run ("The Crypt", featuring Liam Sullivan), and Tales from the Darkside. James Caan played Ellison's alter ego in a 1964 episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour entitled "Memo From Purgatory", written by Ellison, based on his own autobiographical book Memos From Purgatory. That episode also starred Walter Koenig a...

    Ellison had a strong personality, and seemed to be rarely afraid of voicing his opinion when he felt it was necessary. Famously, Robert Bloch (author of Psycho) said he was "the only living organism I know whose natural habitat is hot water," and this applies to his relationship with Star Trekas well. He was strongly disdainful of being described as a science fiction writer, along with its shortening to "sci-fi", and once walked out of an interview for being referred to as such. Ellison occasionally wrote under the pseudonym "Cordwainer Bird" (sometimes spelled Cord Wainer Bird) to signal works he felt to have been impossibly compromised by others. The pseudonym was first used by Ellison in the late 1950s for works of soft-core pornographic fiction. Later, he used the alias on four television episodes he wrote but disowned due to rewrites and once in place of his credit as creator of the series The Starlost. "Cordwainer" comes from Ellison's admiration for science fiction writer Cor...

    Ellison won numerous awards for his work, including eight and a half Hugo Awards, five Bram Stoker Awards (including the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996), three Nebula Awards, and two Edgar Awards. One of his Hugo Awards was for "The City of the Edge of Forever", which won as "Best Dramatic Presentation" in 1968. His "half-Hugo" was given to him when the film A Boy and His Dog won Best Dramatic Presentation in 1976. The Hugo was given to the film's producers, but Ellison complained that, as the writer of the story on which the screenplay was based, he deserved to share in the award. With no extra Hugo statuette available, he was given the base of a Hugo, which he called his "half-Hugo". Ellison was also nominated for a Nebula Award for A Boy and His Dog. Ellison was the only author in Hollywood to win the Writers Guild of America Award for Most Outstanding Teleplay four times. One of these wins was for "The City on the Edge of Forever". He had previously earned the award for his...

    "Harlan Ellison, Part One" Lee Goldberg, Starlog, issue 100, November 1985, pp. 58-60, 93
    "Harlan Ellison, Part Two" Lee Goldberg, Starlog, issue 101, December 1985, pp. 34-36
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    • May 27, 1934
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    • Slippage, Harlan Ellison's Watching, Angry Candy, Deathbird Stories, Strange Wine
    • I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison, Theodore Sturgeon (Introduction)
    • Dangerous Visions by Harlan Ellison (Editor, Contributor), Michael Moorcock (Contributor), Isaac Asimov (Contributor)
    • Deathbird Stories.
    • Again, Dangerous Visions by Harlan Ellison (Editor, Contributor), John Heidenry (Contributor), Ross Rocklynne (Contributor)
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    Harlan Ellison is a lanky, middle-aged caucasian male with dark brown hair. He wears a purple leisure suit with dark purple embellishments and pockets paired with a pink shirt that has an oversize collar. He also wears a white belt, coral ascot, white and tan penny loafers, and thick framed glasses with green tint lenses.

    He is abrasive and critical of poor usage of language. For example, improper use of the word "like".

    The character of Harlan Ellison is a fictionalized version of prolific writer and author Harlan Ellison (May 27, 1934-June 28, 2018) and was voiced by Ellison himself in Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorpo...

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