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Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Born on Aug. 2, 1939 in Cleveland, OH, Craven was raised in a fundamentalist Baptist home by his father, Paul, and his mother, Caroline, both of whom instilled the idea that movies were the work of Satan. Seeking out something to fill his imagination, Craven turned instead to literature, soaking up the entire works of Charles Dickens, Edgar Allen Poe and Fyodor Dostoyevsky while writing and editing his high school newspaper, which featured his own regular humor column. Craven moved on to attend Wheaton College, the alma mater of evangelist Billy Graham and John Belushi, where he majored in both literature and psychology while editing a literary magazine that was eventually banned. With ba... Continue Bio >>
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