Biography of Michael Crichton

The mind of the sheet, the screen October 23, 1942
November 4, 2008

Who is Michael Crichton?

John Michael Crichton was born in Chicago on October 23, 1942 by John Henderson Crichton and Zula Miller.

Grew up in the suburb of Roslyn, on Long Island, has two sisters, Kimberly and Catherine, and a younger brother, Douglas, co-author in one of his books.

He studied at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he graduated in 1964.

Continuing studies getting a degree at Harvard Medical School in 1969 in medicine and surgery.

Already in these years writing his first novels; with a height well above average (206 cm) he likes to emphasize his point to aliases physicality: before John Lange ("Lange" is German for "tall person"), then Jeffrey Hudson (Sir Jeffrey Hudson was a well known "giant" at the Court of Queen Marie Antoinette of France in ' 700).

After his first professional experiences as a doctor, soon abandons his career not finding in this way complete personal fulfilment. He continues to write novels. Thanks to the money earned from the sale of the first books he manages to accomplish his great desire, to travel.

Visit the farthest corners of the planet getting from these routes, great inspiration for the plots of those who will be the future literary successes.

Among his most famous novels include the best-selling "Jurassic Park", which was later made into a film directed by his friend Steven Spielberg.

Crichton's career spans over the years toward directing, screenwriting and film production. For example, the creator of the popular television series "er, front line" (broadcast in Italy on Rai Due). His films include "Westworld" (1973), "Coma" (1978), "1885 the first great train robbery" (1978), "Runaway" (1984), "the body of evidence" (1989), "the 13th Warrior" (1999).

Apart from the various record sales (more than 100 million readers worldwide) also has a high number of wives: five (Suzanna Childs, Joan Radam, Kathy St. Johns, Anne-Marie Martin-mother and daughter Taylor-and the last Sherri Alexander).

Cancer, death took a sudden Michael Crichton the day November 4, 2008. The writer was working on the fourth episode of Jurassic Park, as well as having planned the writing of the screenplay of the film "Westword".


-Andromeda (The Andromeda Strain, 1969)

-The Terminal man (The Terminal Man, 1972)

-The great train robbery (The Great Train Robbery, 1975)

-Death Eaters (Eaters of the Dead, 1976)

-Congo (Congo, 1981)

-Sphere (Sphere, 1987)

-Jurassic Park (Jurassic Park, 1990)

-Rising Sun (Rising Sun, 1992)

-Revelations (Disclosure, 1994)

-The lost world (The Lost World, 1995)

--Critical point (Airframe, 1996)

-Timeline (Timeline, 1999)

-Quarry (Prey, 2002)

-State of fear ("State of Fear", 2004)

-Next (2006)