Robert Bloch

Robert Bloch
1917 - 1994

Robert Bloch  American Writer


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First Name Robert
Middle Name Albert
Last Name Bloch
Age 77 (age at death) years
Birthday 5th April, 1917
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died 23rd September, 1994
Zodiac Sign Aries
Nationality American
Occupation Text Novelist, short-story writer
Occupation Writer
Claim to Fame Psycho
Music Genre (Text) Crime, Horror,, Science fiction,, Fantasy, Crime, Horror, Science fiction

Robert Albert Bloch (/blɑːk/; April 5, 1917 – September 23, 1994) was an American fiction writer, primarily of crime, horror, fantasy and science fiction, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is best known as the writer of Psycho, the basis for the film of the same name by Alfred Hitchcock. He wrote that "Despite my ghoulish reputation, I really have the heart of a small boy. I keep it in a jar on my desk," (a quote borrowed by Stephen King and often misattributed to him). His fondness for a pun is evident in the titles of his story collections such as Tales in a Jugular Vein, Such Stuff as Screams Are Made Of and Out of the Mouths of Graves.

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