George Clayton Johnson

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George Clayton Johnson
Johnson in 2006
Johnson in 2006
Born(1929-07-10)July 10, 1929
Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.
DiedDecember 25, 2015(2015-12-25) (aged 86)
North Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationDraftsman, telegraph operator, writer
Period1959–2015
GenreScience fiction
Notable worksLogan's Run

George Clayton Johnson (July 10, 1929 – December 25, 2015) was an American science fiction writer. He was most famous for co-writing the novel Logan's Run with William F. Nolan, the basis for the 1976 movie.

He was also known for his television screenplays for The Twilight Zone (such as "Nothing in the Dark", "Kick the Can", "A Game of Pool", and "A Penny for Your Thoughts"), and the first episode of Star Trek, "The Man Trap". He also wrote the story on which the 1960 and 2001 movie Ocean's Eleven were based.

Johnson died of bladder and prostate cancer on December 25, 2015 at a hospital in North Hills, Los Angeles, California at the age of 86.[1] His death was falsely reported on December 22.[2]

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  1. McNary, Dave. "George Clayton Johnson, Writer of First 'Star Trek' Episode, Dies at 86". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved December 25, 2015.
  2. Barnes, Mike. "George Clayton Johnson, 'Twilight Zone' and 'Star Trek' Writer, Dies at 86". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 25, 2015.

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