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Robert J. Serling (1918–2010)

Author of The Jet Age

Includes the names: Robert Serling, Robert J. Serline, Robert J. Serling

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Born Jerome Robert Serling and legally changed his name to Robert Jerome Serling.

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(by Dane Youssef) No. No, this man is not nearly as renowned as his universally-celebrated brother who took us into "The Twilight Zone" and "The Night Gallery..." or a strange, mysterious planet ruled by apes. But a great, established and respectable writer in his own right. Where Rod made his mark on the world with ground-breaking scripts for the medium of television, Robert seems to focus more on novels. Robert is still around today due to the fact that he didn't chain-smoke cigarettes by the truckload every waking hour. Roddy's major was drama involving fantasy and the supernatural, whereas brother Robby seemed to favor non-ficition. Such as docudramas and biographical literature, Occasionally, he would actually mesh the two and write a gripping, taut and compelling fiction story based on a real-life event. Such as the famed luxury line "The ''Unsinkable Titanic" and the real-life private presidential plane "Air Force One." Long before the big Hollywood star vehicle summer blockbusters of these real-life phenomenons, Robert Serling himself was making the sinking ship and the president's private toy plane all his own. "Something's Alive On The Titanic" and "The President's Plane Is Missing." Though the machines that flew seemed to be his first love he often dabbled in the practice of good-old fashioned murder mystery. He penned the "whodunit" books, such as "The Probable Cause." He also wrote several fiction thriller novels with the backdrop aboard an airplane: "Wings," "The Left Seat," "Air Force One is Haunted." There was a time when the very idea that there was a device that could give man the power of flight all seemed like a fairy tale. But when flight and space travel was first made an actual physical reality, this was the man making sure it got the back-story it deserved. And when the practice was no longer radical and new, good old Robert was still giving it the limelight it deserved. (by Dane Youssef)
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Born Jerome Robert Serling and legally changed his name to Robert Jerome Serling.

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