- NAME: Rod Serling
- OCCUPATION: Anti-War Activist, Television Personality, Author, Screenwriter
- BIRTH DATE: December 25, 1924
- DEATH DATE: June 28, 1975
- EDUCATION: Antioch College
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Syracuse, New York
- PLACE OF DEATH: Rochester, New York
- Full Name: Rodman Edward Serling
- AKA: Rodman Serling
- AKA: Rod Serling
- Nickname: The Angry Young Man of Television
Best Known For
Emmy Award–winning television and film writer Rod Serling created and hosted the sci-fi fantasy series The Twilight Zone and co-wrote Planet of the Apes.
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Despite his demanding work schedule, Anne Serling claims in her memoir of her father, As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling, that she "never felt the 12-hour workday," and always knew that if she needed to, she could go talk to him.
In May of 1975, when he was 50 years old, Serling had a heart attack while running on a treadmill. A couple of weeks later, he had a second heart attack, at his cottage on Cayuga Lake, and was sent to the hospital for open-heart surgery. On June 28, 1975, Rod Serling died at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York.
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