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Jerome Bixby

Born: Jan 11, 1923

Death: Apr 28, 1998

Birthplace: Los Angeles

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Jerome Bixby

Date of Birth : Jan 11, 1923
Date of Death : Apr 28, 1998
Birth Place : Los Angeles

Drexel Jerome Lewis Bixby was an American short story writer, editor and scriptwriter, best known for his work in science fiction. He also wrote many westerns and used the pseudonyms Jay Lewis Bixby, D. B. Lewis, Harry Neal, Albert Russell, J. Russell, M. St. Vivant, Thornecliff Herrick and Alger Rome. He is most famous for the 1953 story "It's a Good Life" which was the basis for a 1961 episode of The Twilight Zone and which was included in Twilight Zone: The Movie. He also wrote four episodes for the Star Trek series: "Mirror, Mirror", "Day of the Dove", "Requiem for Methuselah", and "By Any Other Name". With Otto Klement, he co-wrote the story upon which the classic sci-fi movie Fantastic Voyage, television series, and novel by Isaac Asimov were based. Bixby's final work was the screenplay for the 2007 cult sci-fi film The Man From Earth.


  • Writer
  • Screenwriter
  • Novelist

Also known as

  • Jay B. Drexel
  • J. B. Drexel
  • D. B. Lewis
  • Drexel Jerome Lewis Bixby
  • Albert Russell
  • Alger Rome
  • Harry Neal
  • Lewis Jay
  • M. St. Vivant
  • Jay Lewis Bixby
  • Thornecliff Herrick
  • Jerry
  • J. Russell


  • Emerson Bixby
  • Leonardo Brook Bixby
  • Russell Albert Ludwig Bixby
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