Michael Crichton Author Biography
Writer and filmmaker, Michael Crichton (Oct 23, 1942 - Nov 4, 2008), best
known as the author of Jurassic Park and the creator of ER,
was born in Chicago and grew up on Long Island, New York.
Apparently, his writing career began with turning out school assignments for
classmates. At Harvard he switched his major from English to anthropology,
having fooled a professor he believed was grading him unfairly by submitting an
essay by George Orwell under his own name, which the professor awarded a low B.
He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College, received his MD from Harvard
Medical School, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Salk Institute for
Biological Studies. He taught courses in anthropology at Cambridge...
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