Richard Matheson

Richard Matheson bio

Birth Name: Richard Burton Matheson

Occupation: Screenwriter

Place Of Birth: New Jersey

Date Of Birth: February 20, 1926

Date Of Death: June 24, 2013

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Richard Matheson was born on the 20th of February, 1926. He was famous for being a Screenwriter. An American science fiction, horror, and fantasy author and screenwriter, he is best known for his novel-turned-film, I Am Legend. His other popular works include The Shrinking Man, What Dreams May Come, and Bid Time Return.

Richard Matheson was born in New Jersey. He fought in World War II and subsequently earned his Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. He published his first short story, Born of Man and Woman, in 1950. He received both the World Fantasy Award and the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Richard Matheson was a Pisces and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Richard Matheson was born in 1920s. The 1920s represented an era of change and growth. The decade was one of learning and exploration. The economic boom and the Jazz Age were over, and America began the period called the Great Depression. Discover what happened on this day.

Richard Burton Matheson is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


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Personal Life

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Richard Matheson was born in the Year of the Tiger.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Richard Burton Matheson
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation
BIRTH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Richard Matheson was a Pisces. People of this zodiac sign like romance, to sleep, spiritual themes and dislike the know-it-all, to be criticized, and cruelty of any kind. The strengths of this sign are being compassionate, artistic, gentle, wise, while weaknesses can be to be fearful, overly trusting and desire to escape reality. The greatest overall compatibility with Pieces is Virgo and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: Richard Matheson was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign are thought to be brave and independent. They're respected for their deep thoughts and courageous actions, but sometimes show off when accomplishing something.

Ruling Planet: Richard Matheson had a ruling planet of Neptune and has a ruling planet of Neptune. Back the early 2,000 B.C. the outer planets, Uranus and Pluto, were not yet discovered, since the telescope had not yet been invented. Astrologers and astronomers could only work with planets visible to the eye.

Richard Matheson’s birth sign is Pisces and he had a ruling planet of Neptune.

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