Gene Roddenberry

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Birth Name: Gene Roddenberry
Born: 08/19/1921
Birth Place: El Paso, Texas, USA
Death Place: Santa Monica, California, USA
Died: 10/24/1991

Born Eugene Wesley Roddenberry on Aug. 19, 1921 in El Paso, TX, he was the son of Eugene Edward Roddenberry, a police officer, and Caroline "Glen" Golemon Roddenberry. "Gene" Roddenberry was raised in Los Angeles, where he graduated from Franklin High School prior to attending classes in police studies at Los Angeles City College. A young man of many interests, he also enrolled in the pre-law program at the University of Southern California, studied aeronautical engineering, and had obtained his pilot's license by the time the U.S. officially entered World War II in 1941. Shortly thereafter, Roddenberry enlisted in the Army Air Corps and flew numerous combat missions in the South Pacific as ... Continue Bio >>


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