Biography

His father had been a major in the Union army during the Civil War. Edgar Rice Burroughs attended the Brown School then, due to a diphtheria epidemic, Miss Coolie's Maplehurst School for Girls, then the Harvard School, Phillips Andover and the Michigan Military Academy. He was a mediocre student and flunked his examination for West Point. He worked a variety of jobs all over the country: a cowboy in Idaho, a gold miner in Oregon, a railroad policeman in Utah, a department manager for Sears Roebuck in Chicago. He published "A Princess of Mars" under the title "Under the Moons of Mars" in six parts between February and July of 1912. The same "All-Story Magazine" put out his immediately successful "Tarzan of the Apes" in October of that year. Two years later the hardback book appeared, and on January 27, 1918, the movie opened on Broadway starring Elmo Lincoln as Tarzan. It was one of the first movies to gross over $1,000,000. Burroughs was able to move his family to the San Fernando Valley in 1919, converting a huge estate into Tarzana Ranch. He was in Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941 and remained in Hawaii as a war correspondent. Afterward he returned home with a heart condition. On March 19, 1950, alone in his home after reading the Sunday comics in bed, he died. By then he had written 91 novels, 26 of which were about Tarzan. The man whose books have sold hundreds of millions of copies in over thirty languages once said "I write to escape ... to escape poverty".

His father had been a major in the Union army during the Civil War. Edgar Rice Burroughs attended the Brown School then, due to a diphtheria epidemic, Miss Coolie's Maplehurst School for Girls, then the Harvard School, Phillips Andover and the Michigan Military Academy. He was a mediocre student and flunked his examination for West Point. He worked a variety of jobs all over the country: a cowboy in Idaho, a gold miner in Oregon, a railroad policeman in Utah, a department manager for Sears Roebuck in Chicago. He published "A Princess of Mars" under the title "Under the Moons of Mars" in six parts between February and July of 1912. The same "All-Story Magazine" put out his immediately successful "Tarzan of the Apes" in October of that year. Two years later the hardback book appeared, and on January 27, 1918, the movie opened on Broadway starring Elmo Lincoln as Tarzan. It was one of the first movies to gross over $1,000,000. Burroughs was able to move his family to the San Fernando Valley in 1919, converting a huge estate into Tarzana Ranch. He was in Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941 and remained in Hawaii as a war correspondent. Afterward he returned home with a heart condition. On March 19, 1950, alone in his home after reading the Sunday comics in bed, he died. By then he had written 91 novels, 26 of which were about Tarzan. The man whose books have sold hundreds of millions of copies in over thirty languages once said "I write to escape ... to escape poverty".

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 52

Birthday 1875-09-02

Day of Death 1950-03-19

Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Эдгар Райс Берроуз

Writing TV ShowsMovies

2016 The Legend of Tarzan Story
2013 Tarzan Writer
2012 John Carter Writer
2009 Princess of Mars Novel
2009 The Land That Time Forgot Novel
2005 Tarzan II Writer
2002 Tarzan & Jane Writer
1999 Tarzan Novel
1998 Tarzan and the Lost City Original Story
1989 Tarzan in Manhattan Characters
1984 Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes Novel
1981 Tarzan, the Ape Man Characters
1977 The People That Time Forgot Novel
1976 At the Earth's Core Novel
1974 The Land That Time Forgot Novel
1970 Tarzan's Deadly Silence Characters
1968 Tarzan and the Jungle Boy Characters
1967 Tarzan and the Great River Original Story
1966 Tarzan and the Valley of Gold Characters
1963 Tarzan's Three Challenges Characters
1960 Tarzan the Magnificent Characters
1959 Tarzan, The Ape Man Characters
1959 Tarzan's Greatest Adventure Characters
1958 Tarzan's Fight for Life Characters
1958 Tarzan and the Trappers Characters
1955 Tarzan's Hidden Jungle Characters
1952 Tarzan's Savage Fury Characters
1951 Tarzan's Peril Characters
1950 Tarzan and the Slave Girl Characters
1949 Tarzan's Magic Fountain Characters
1948 Tarzan and the Mermaids Characters
1947 Tarzan and the Huntress Characters
1946 Tarzan and the Leopard Woman Characters
1945 Tarzan and the Amazons Characters
1943 Tarzan's Desert Mystery Characters
1943 The Underground World Novel
1943 Tarzan Triumphs Characters
1942 Tarzan's New York Adventure Characters
1941 Tarzan's Secret Treasure Characters
1939 Tarzan Finds a Son! Characters
1938 Tarzan's Revenge Novel
1936 Tarzan Escapes Characters
1936 The Lion Man Original Story
1934 Tarzan and His Mate Characters
1933 Tarzan the Fearless Story
1932 Tarzan the Ape Man Characters
1928 Tarzan the Mighty Novel
1927 Tarzan and the Golden Lion Novel
1920 The Revenge of Tarzan Novel
1918 Tarzan of the Apes Novel

Creator

2001 The Legend of Tarzan Creator
1996 Tarzan: The Epic Adventures Creator

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