This Day in Halloween: Award-winning screenwriter, playwright, producer, narrator and "Twilight Zone" creator Rod Serling is born in Syracuse, N.Y. in 1924. / Illustration by Jenna Red.
Rod Serling is born in Syracuse, N.Y. in 1924. The pioneering and award-winning screenwriter, playwright, producer and narrator is best known for being the chief writer, producer and narrator for The Twilight Zone. He also co-wrote and hosted Night Gallery, as well co-wrote the originalPlanet of the Apes. He co-wrote several anthology books based on The Twilight Zone and Night Gallery and edited several books, including Rod Serling’s Triple W: Witches, Warlocks and Werewolves and Devils and Demons: A Collection. He died in 1975.