Jurassic Park Author Michael Crichton Dead at 66
Posted 11.05.08 by reelz
Michael Crichton, bestselling author of
Jurassic Park and producer of TV's Emmy Award-winning ER, died yesterday
after a battle with cancer. Originally intending to become a doctor, Crichton nurtured a love of writing during his stint at Harvard Medical School, releasing his early work under a pseudonym. His first break in the movie business came when he wrote and directed the 1973 sci-fi hit Westworld, starring Yul Brynner.
Other Hollywood blockbusters based on Crichton's books
include Disclosure, Twister, Rising Sun, and the Jurassic Park
sequel The Lost World. He was 66.