Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Michael Crichton 1942-2008

Author and filmmaker Michael Crichton died Tuesday of cancer. He was 66. His best-selling novels, including 1969's The Andromeda Strain, 1975's The Great Train Robbery, 1990's Jurassic Park, 2004's State of Fear and 2006's Next, have sold more than 150 million copies worldwide. His credits as a screenwriter, director, and producer include 1973's Westworld, 1978's Coma, and 1996's Twister.

Crichton was also creator and executive producer of the television drama ER. According to Wikipedia, in December 1994 he had the No. 1 movie (Jurassic Park), the No. 1 TV show (ER), and the No. 1 book (Disclosure).

Remembering Michael Crichton (Macworld)
Author Michael Crichton, Dead at 66 (New York Observer)
Author Michael Crichton wrote about traveling too (Los Angeles Times)
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