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Robert Albert Bloch

Robert Albert Bloch, American author. Member Writers Guild American, Science Fiction Writers American, Mystery Writers American (president 1970-1971), Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

Background

  • Bloch, Robert Albert was born on April 5, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Raphael A. and Stella A. (Loeb) Bloch.

  • Education

    • Student public schools, Maywood, Illinois and Milwaukee.

    Career

    • Free lance writer, 1934-1942, 53-94. Copywriter Gustav Marx Advertising Agency, Milwaukee, 1942-1953. Lecturer various schools and community organizations, 1946-1994.

    Works

    • Once Around the Bloch: An Unauthorized Autobiography
    • Bloch, one of the most acclaimed horror writers of our century, take the reader from his early years in a suburb of Chicago to his first fateful encounter with the cult fiction magazine Weird Tales to meetings with famous Hollywood superstars, including Ray Bradbury, Vincent Price, and Boris Karloff.
    • Seize the Night: New Tales of Vampiric Terror
    • A blockbuster anthology of original, blood-curdling vampire fiction from New York Times bestselling and award-winning authors, including Charlaine Harris, whose novels were adapted into HBO’s hit show True Blood, and Scott Smith, publishing his first work since The Ruins.
    • Psycho House
    • The new Bates Motel is a tourist attraction, complete with robotic knife-wielding figures of Norman Bates and his infamous mother, but someone adds a new exhibit a few days before the official opening: a teenage girl is stabbed to death in the front hall.

    Membership

    Member Writers Guild American, Science Fiction Writers American, Mystery Writers American (president 1970-1971), Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

    Connections

    • Married Eleanor Alexander, October 16, 1964. 1 daughter by previous marriage, Sally Annual.
    • father: Raphael A. Bloch
    • mother: Stella A. (Loeb) Bloch
    • spouse: Eleanor Alexander
    Robert Albert Bloch
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    Died September 23, 1994
    (aged 77)
    Nationality
    • 1934 - 1942
      Free lance writer
    • 1942 - 1953
      copywriter, Gustav Marx Advertising Agency
      Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States