Stephen King

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  • Birth Name: Stephen Edwin King
  • Birth Place: Portland, ME
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/21/1947, Virgo
  • Profession: Writer; producer; director
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Stephen King Fast Facts:
  • While many of his stories take place in Maine, he wrote and set his 1977 novel The Shining in Colorado.
  • Occasionally appears in film adaptations of his books. He portrayed two different characters in Creepshow (1982) and Creepshow 2 (1987).
  • Helmed the 1986 feature Maximum Overdrive, based on his short story Trucks. The film was a critical dud and earned him a Razzie Award nomination as Worst Director.
  • Dedicated The Dark Half — a novel about a writer who ends the life of his pseudonym — to Richard Bachman, which is his pen name.
  • Performed with the Rock Bottom Remainders, a rock band comprised of writers including Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson, Scott Turow, Amy Tan and Simpsons creator Matt Groening.
  • Collaborated with John Mellencamp on his first play, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, which debuted in at Alliance Theatre in Atlanta in 2012.
  • A diehard fan of the Boston Red Sox.
  • Stephen King Relationships:
  • David King - Brother
  • Joe Hill - Son
  • Owen King - Son
  • Guy Pillsbury - Grandfather
  • Donald Edwin King - Father
  • Naomi Rachel King - Daughter
  • Tabitha King - Wife
  • Nellie Ruth Pillsbury - Mother
  • Nellie Pillsbury - Grandmother
  • Stephen King Awards:
  • 1997 Emmy: Outstanding Miniseries - Nominee
  • 1994 Emmy: Outstanding Miniseries - Nominee
  • College:
  • University of Maine, Orono, ME (BA in English, 1970)

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