Ethnicity: His father's parents were of English origin. Mother was a Swedish immigrant.
Bradbury was born on August 22, 1920 in Waukegan, Illinois. He was given the middle name "Douglas," after the actor Douglas Fairbanks.
The writer's father, Leonard Spalding Bradbury (1891-1957), was a descendant of the English settler, who crossed the Atlantic and settled in North America in 1630. Mother Bradbury, Marie Esther Moberg (1888-1966), was a Swede.
The Bradbury family moved to Los Angeles, California in 1934.
He lived at home until he was twenty-seven and married.
Bradbury died in Los Angeles, California, on June 5, 2012, at the age of 91, after a lengthy illness.