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As the writer for such popular television thrillers as "The Twilight Zone (1959)" and "The Outer Limits (1963)", Jerry Sohl delighted in contributing to viewers' sleepless nights. Born Gerald Allan Sohl in Los Angeles, Sohl's family later relocated to Chicago. Following a stint in the Army-Air Forces during World War II, the aspiring writer returned to the Midwest to find work as a freelance newspaper writer and photographer. Struggling to find a more creative outlet for his talent, Sohl penned episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series and "Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955)" before moving into science fiction novels with "The Transcendent Man" and "The Mars Monopoly". Sohl later wrote such features as "Die, Monster, Die! (1965)" and "Curse of the Crimson Altar (1968)". Sohl died in Thousand Oaks, CA, after suffering declining health for many years.