Harlan Ellison

Birthday, Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & Facts

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Birth Name

Harlan Ellison

Place Of Birth

Cleveland, USA


84 years old (died on June 27, 2018)

Birth Date

May 26, 1934

Star Sign


Harlan Ellison Facts

Child Star?



Essayist, Screenwriter, Author

Net Worth

$10 million

Current Partner

Susan Toth


Serita, Louis Ellison


Beverly Ellison



Chinese Year

Year of the Dog

About Harlan Ellison 

Harlan Ellison was the screenwriter of the famous 'Star Trek' episode titled 'The City On The Edge Of Forever.'

Harlan Ellison worked on genres like fantasy, science fiction, crime fiction, horror, and mystery. He also worked on projects like 'Route 66' and 'The Oscar.'

Harlan Ellison was an American writer, author, novelist, and essayist from Cleveland, Ohio. He is known for his speculative fiction named New Wave. He lived between 1949 and 2018. He has published over 1,700 essays, teleplays, comic book scripts, screenplays, novellas, and short stories. Harlan Ellison also wrote a wide range of criticism about print media, television, film, and literature. He was married five times, including Charlotte Stein, Billie Joyce Sanders, Loretta Basham Patrick, and Lori Horowitz. Susan Toth was his fifth wife, and they were married until he died. Harlan Ellison's notable work includes short stories like 'Repent, Harlequin! Said The Ticktockman' and 'I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream,' and 'A Boy And Hid Dog.' A couple of his pen names include Nalrah Nosille and Cordwainer Bird. Keep reading to know more about Ellison's birthday, career, earnings, and educational background.

Harlan Ellison's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Harlan Ellison's net worth?

The estimated net worth of Harlan Ellison was $10 million at the time of his death. He was able to gain this net worth by being a novelist and writer.

How much did Harlan Ellison earn per year?

The amount of annual income earned by Harlan Ellison is not known. His main source of earnings is as a screenwriter and novelist.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Harlan Ellison?

Harlan Ellison was 5 ft 3 in (160 cm) in height.

How old was Harlan Ellison?

Harlan Ellison was 84 years old when he died in Los Angeles, California, on June 28, 2018.

Childhood And Education

Harlan Jay Ellison was born in 1934 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Steria and Louis Laverne Ellison with dark brown eyes and brown hair under the zodiac sign of Gemini.

Harlan Ellison grew up with his sister, Beverly Ellison. His birthday was on May 27. Ellison often ran away from home and took on the jobs of a bodyguard, truck driver, and fisherman. He was also a part of the local theater company named Cleveland Play House. Harlan Ellison wrote for the Science-Fantasy Bulletin, a magazine of Cleveland science-fiction society. He published two stories in Cleveland News, a local newspaper, in 1949 and sold one to EC Comics. He attended Ohio State University between 1951-1953.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Harlan Ellison's partner?

In 1956, Ellison married Charlotte Stein and divorced in 1960. He married in the same year. However, Billie Joyce Sanders and Ellison divorced in 1963. In 1966, he tied the knot with Loretta Basham Patrick, divorcing after only seven weeks. In 1976, he got married to Lori Horowitz, and they divorced after eight months. Susan Toth and Ellison married in 1986 and stayed married until his death. Ellison did not have any children.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Harlan Ellison moved to New York to pursue a science-fiction writing career in 1955. In the following years, he published over 100 short stories and articles.

Ellison served in the US Navy between 1957 and 1959. He later started working for the Rogue Magazine as an editor. He also played a part in the setup of Regency Books, eventually becoming a full-time book editor. He edited books of well-known authors like Philip Jos Farmer, Robert Bloch, and B. Traven. He then started working in movies as a screenwriter after moving to California in 1962. He wrote for 'The Alfred Hitchcock Hour,' 'Cimarron Strip,' 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E,' 'Star Trek,' 'The Outer Limits,' 'Route 66,' 'Burke's Law,' and 'The Flying Nun.' Ellison wrote columns named 'Los Angeles Free Press' and 'The Glass Teat' in the '60s. Walt Disney Studios hired him. However, he was terminated the same day due to his remarks.

Harlan Ellison is well-known for being a screenwriter, novelist, and essayist. He wrote many popular short stories and books. For shows like 'Babylon 5' and 'The Twilight Zone,' Ellison was a creative consultant.

What awards did Harlan Ellison win?

Ellison won eight Hugo Awards for his shorts and novelettes, four Nebula Awards, two World Fantasy awards, and five Bram Stoker Awards.

Other Interesting Harlan Ellison Facts And Trivia

  • Harlan Ellison voiced his characters in 'Come Undone,' 'The Shrieking Madness,' and 'Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated.'

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