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Michael Crichton 

Fun Fact

Crichton graduated from Harvard Medical School and was a fellow at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies before becoming a full-time author.  
Michael Crichton 
Writer, filmmaker 
Born: 10/23/1942 
Location: Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago 
Hometown: Chicago 
Grammar School:  
High School: Roslyn High School, New York 
Died:  11/4/2008 
Michael Crichton wrote the thriller Jurassic Park and he created/produced the TV series ER. Crichton, one of the most popular writers in the world, had his books translated into 36 languages and 13 were made into films. These include Twister, Sphere, 13th Warrior, The Terminal Man, and TimeLine. He died from throat cancer in 2008.