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Robert Albert Bloch (April 5, 1917 – September 23, 1994) was a prolific American writer, primarily of crime, horror and science fiction. He is best known as the writer of Psycho, the basis for the film of the same name by Alfred Hitchcock. He was also known as an excellent standup speaker with a wry sense of humour. He many times remarked that he had "the heart of a little boy", quipping "I keep it in a jar on my desk."

Bloch wrote hundreds of short stories and over twenty novels, usually crime fiction, science fiction and, perhaps most influentially, horror fiction (Psycho). He was one of the youngest members of the Lovecraft Circle. H. P. Lovecraft was Bloch's mentor and one of the first to seriously encourage his talent.

Bloch was a contributor to pulp magazines such as Weird Tales in his early career, and was also a prolific screenwriter and a major contributor to science fiction fanzines and fandom in general.

He was the recipient of the Hugo Award (for his story "That Hell-Bound Train"), the Bram Stoker Award, and the World Fantasy Award. He served a term as president of the Mystery Writers of America (1970) and was a member of that organisation and of Science Fiction Writers of America, the Writers' Guild, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Count Dracula Society.In 2008, The Library of America selected Bloch’s story “The Shambles of Ed Gein” for inclusion in its two-century retrospective of American true crime.

His favourites amongst his own novels were The Kidnapper, The Star Stalker, Psycho, Night-World and Strange Eons.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Robert Albert Bloch (April 5, 1917 – September 23, 1994) was a prolific American writer, primarily of crime, horror and science fiction. He is best known as the writer of Psycho, the basis for the film of the same name by Alfred Hitchcock. He was also known as an excellent standup speaker with a wry sense of humour. He many times remarked that he had "the heart of a little boy", quipping "I keep it in a jar on my desk."

Bloch wrote hundreds of short stories and over twenty novels, usually crime fiction, science fiction and, perhaps most influentially, horror fiction (Psycho). He was one of the youngest members of the Lovecraft Circle. H. P. Lovecraft was Bloch's mentor and one of the first to seriously encourage his talent.

Bloch was a contributor to pulp magazines such as Weird Tales in his early career, and was also a prolific screenwriter and a major contributor to science fiction fanzines and fandom in general.

He was the recipient of the Hugo Award (for his story "That Hell-Bound Train"), the Bram Stoker Award, and the World Fantasy Award. He served a term as president of the Mystery Writers of America (1970) and was a member of that organisation and of Science Fiction Writers of America, the Writers' Guild, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Count Dracula Society.In 2008, The Library of America selected Bloch’s story “The Shambles of Ed Gein” for inclusion in its two-century retrospective of American true crime.

His favourites amongst his own novels were The Kidnapper, The Star Stalker, Psycho, Night-World and Strange Eons.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Robert Bloch, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 35

Birthday 1917-04-05

Day of Death 1994-09-23

Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Writing TV ShowsMovies

2013 Bates Motel(52 episodes)Characters
1998 PsychoNovel
1990 Psycho IV: The BeginningCharacters
1983 Tales from the Darkside(2 episodes)Writer
1983 Psycho IICharacters
1981 Darkroom(3 episodes)Writer
1978 The Amazing Captain NemoScreenplay
1977 Three Dangerous LadiesWriter
1975 The Dead Don't DieScreenplay
1973 The Cat CreatureTeleplay
1973 The Cat CreatureWriter
1972 AsylumWriter
1972 AsylumStory
1972 Ghost Story(1 episode)Writer
1971 The House That Dripped BloodWriter
1970 Night Gallery(1 episode)Writer
1968 Journey to the Unknown(2 episodes)Writer
1968 Journey to MidnightWriter
1967 Torture GardenWriter
1966 The Deadly BeesScreenplay
1966 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.(1 episode)Writer
1966 Star Trek(3 episodes)Writer
1966 The PsychopathWriter
1965 Run for Your Life(1 episode)Writer
1965 The SkullStory
1964 The Night WalkerScreenplay
1964 Strait-JacketScreenplay
1962 The Cabinet of CaligariWriter
1960 Thriller(6 episodes)Writer
1960 PsychoAuthor
1959 Lock-Up(4 episodes)Writer
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents(8 episodes)Writer

Acting

1991 Fear in the Dark as Himself
1989 This is Horror as Himself
1986 Hollywood Ghost Stories as Himself (uncredited)
1983 The Horror of It All as Himself

Crew

1987 Tough Guys Don't DanceStunts

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