Saturday, November 09, 2019

Blind Item #2 - Reader Blind - Kindness

This deceased multiple Emmy winning personality who is very much part of pop culture is most famous for the two television shows he created, wrote episodes of, and appears at the beginning and end of. The more famous one has been rebooted a couple of times including recently.  He also had a distinguished career as a writer of screenplays and teleplays . 

 He established a foundation which still operates to this day that provides scholarships, grants and other financial assistance to writers as well as students in other fields.  This foundation has helped many people start their careers.  He was known personally for always having time to give advice to young writers. 

 In his personal life, with Veteran’s Day around the corner, he was a war hero who was awarded a very prestigious medal for his service. His wartime exploits would make a good movie in and of themselves.

23 comments:

hunter said...

Aaron Spelling? No clue.

E said...

Rod Serling. My fave Twilight Zones were when they were doing some period drama but Rod would still appear on the set to do the intro, totally out of time. Watch and see--its really funny

Alana said...

Rod Serling maybe???

Sd Auntie said...

steve Allen

cheesegrater15 said...

Norman Lear bit he's still alive.

NachoCheese said...

Rod Serling, the Twilight Zone writer?

cheesegrater15 said...

You're right. It's Rod Serling. There's a scholarship at Ithaca.

Mr. and Mrs. Whiskey said...

I received the Rod Serling scholarship. Years later I was able to thank his daughter, personally. The Serlings really are/were the sweetest, most generous people.

Sd Auntie said...

great story!! nice to know there are some kind folks leaving behind a genuine legacy!!

aemish said...

awesome!! and what a handsome fellow :o)

Dave said...

Rod Serling's war record . . .
https://www.military.com/veteran-jobs/career-advice/military-transition/famous-veteran-rod-serling.html

HiHat said...

Rod Serling -- what a genius! He wrote something like two-thirds of the original TZ episodes himself...

Unknown said...

A screenplay waiting to be written.

nancer said...

i sent a short story i wrote to rod serling when i was about 12. this is a very long time ago, when 'twilight zone' was the hot thing on tv. he was my idol.
the story was pretty good, or so i thought at 12, and i was very proud of it. he wrote me a letter (which i wish i still had) telling me he had enjoyed my story and to keep writing. i felt like the luckiest kid in the world.

Simon said...

Twilight zone best show ever.

David Andrews said...

Ros Serling, American hero, Battle of Leyte Gulf, Antioch College, Ithaca College

David Andrews said...

I meant Rod, Ros.

Vita said...

Thanks for sharing this great blind, Reader!

Rod Serling...I've always liked him bc my mom LOVED him and his shows. How great to know he was generous and a hero, as well as being so creative. Truly and enduringly an influential creator and person.

MattDaddy said...

Rod Serling nurtured a ton of young creators, including Steven Spielberg.

GentleBreeze said...

Excellent. Many thanks for this blind.

MCorleone said...

Definitely Rod Serling! Love him.

Lady Leaves said...

Rather see a Rod Serling bio movie than a Mr. Rodgers bio movie.

Chantal said...

His teleplay "Patterns" is superb. Highly recommend!

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