Richard Martin Stern, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Richard Martin Stern

American novelist

Date of Birth: 17-Mar-1915

Place of Birth: Fresno, California, United States

Date of Death: 31-Oct-2001

Profession: writer, novelist, science fiction writer

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Richard Martin Stern

  • Richard Martin Stern (March 17, 1915 in Fresno, California – October 31, 2001 in Santa Fe, New Mexico) was an American novelist.
  • Stern began his writing career in the 1950s with mystery tales of private investigators, winning a 1959 Edgar Award for Best First Novel, for The Bright Road to Fear. He was most notable for his 1973 novel The Tower, in which a fire engulfs a new metal-and-glass frame skyrise.
  • Stern was inspired to write the novel by the construction of the World Trade Center in New York City.
  • Warner Brothers bought the rights to the novel shortly after its publication for roughly $400,000, and Stern's book, in combination with the novel The Glass Inferno by Thomas N.
  • Scortia and Frank M.
  • Robinson, was the basis for the movie The Towering Inferno, directed by Irwin Allen and John Guillermin and featuring an all-star cast.
  • With an fourteen million dollar budget, the film went on to earn over a hundred million at the American box office. Stern was known for his "brainy, digressive," novels, mainly mysteries and disaster-related suspense.
  • He died on October 31, 2001 after prolonged illness.
  • He was 86.

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