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Stephen King

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Net worth 2018: $17 Million
Industry: Other
Country: United States
BirthDay: 21 September 1947
Sigh: Libra
Children: 3
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of Maine
BIOGRAPHY

Stephen King was bornon 21 September 1947 in United States, is AuthorAuthor. Stephen King continues to produce shiver-inducing page-turners, most recently a sequel to "The Shining" titled "Doctor Sleep." A TV adaption of "Under the Dome" premiered on CBS in 2013 while the "Haven" series was recently renewed for a fifth season. Forty years after the 1974 publication of "Carrie," the horror story's third movie adaption grossed $84 million worldwide in 2013.

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2018

The attention garnered by the LePage criticism has led to efforts to encourage King to run for Governor of Maine in 2018

2017

King and his son Owen King co-wrote the novel Sleeping Beauties, released in 2017, that is set in a women's prison

2016

On August 27, 2016, King sent another tweet about LePage, calling him "a bigot, a homophobe, and a racist"

2015

King sent a tweet on June 30, 2015, stating that LePage is "a terrible embarrassment to the state I live in and love

2013

On January 25, 2013, King published an essay titled "Guns" via Amazon

2012

On April 30, 2012, King published an article in The Daily Beast calling for rich Americans, including himself, to pay more taxes, citing it as "a practical necessity and moral imperative that those who have received much should be obligated to pay

2011

In November 2011, the STK Foundation donated $70,000 in matched funding via his radio station to help pay the heating bills for families in need in his home town of Bangor, Maine, during the winter

2010

In 2010, King appeared in a cameo role as a cleaner named Bachman (a reference to his pen name Richard Bachman) on the FX series Sons of Anarchy

2009

In an interview with King, published in the USA Weekend in March 2009, the author stated, "People look on writers that they like as an irreplaceable resource

2008

During the 2008 presidential election, King voiced his support for Democratic candidate Barack Obama

2007

His debut novel, Heart-Shaped Box (2007), was optioned by Warners Bros

2006

" The comment was described by the blog as "another in a long line of liberal media members bashing the military," and likened to John Kerry's similar remark from 2006

2005

In the 2005 film Fever Pitch, about an obsessive Boston Red Sox fan, King tosses out the first pitch of the Sox's opening-day game

2004

In 2004, King co-wrote a book titled Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season with Stewart O'Nan, recounting the authors' roller-coaster reaction to the Red Sox's 2004 season, a season culminating in the Sox winning the 2004 American League Championship Series and World Series

2003

"In 2003, King was honored by the National Book Awards with a lifetime achievement award, the Medal of Distinguished Contribution to American Letters

2002

In 2002, King announced he would stop writing, apparently motivated in part by frustration with his injuries, which had made sitting uncomfortable and reduced his stamina

2001

"In his analysis of post–World War II horror fiction, The Modern Weird Tale (2001), critic S

2000

" He sets out each day with a quota of 2000 words and will not stop writing until it is met

1999

In 1999, King wrote The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, featuring former Red Sox pitcher Tom Gordon as the protagonist's imaginary companion

1996

King collaborated with Michael Jackson to create Ghosts (1996), a 40-minute musical video

1995

King made an appearance as a contestant on Celebrity Jeopardy! in 1995, playing to benefit the Bangor Public Library

1993

King would once again work with Romero in 1993 when his work The Dark Half was filmed and directed by George Romero

1990

"In his book The Philosophy of Horror (1990), Noël Carroll discusses King's work as an exemplar of modern horror fiction

1989

He helped coach his son Owen's Bangor West team to the Maine Little League Championship in 1989

1988

In 1988, the band Blue Öyster Cult recorded an updated version of its 1974 song "Astronomy"

1987

In 1987, King's Philtrum Press published Don Robertson's novel The Ideal, Genuine Man

1986

King is also a fan of hard rock such as AC/DC; he arranged for their album Who Made Who to feature as the score for the film he directed in 1986, Maximum Overdrive

1985

King had also been approached to appear in the 1985 Romero film Day of the Dead as a zombie

1984

King has written two novels with horror novelist Peter Straub: The Talisman (1984) and a sequel, Black House (2001)

1981

In turn, the Ramones have referenced King on their song "It's Not My Place (In the 9 to 5 World)", from their Pleasant Dreams album of 1981 in the line: "Ramones are hangin' out in Kokomo / Roger Corman's on a talk show / With Allan Arkush and Stephen King"

1980

As King related in his memoir, he then sought help, quit all drugs (including alcohol) in the late 1980s, and has remained sober since

1977

Joshi cites two early non-supernatural novels—Rage (1977) and The Running Man (1982)—as King's best, suggesting both are riveting and well-constructed suspense thrillers, with believable characters

1976

"I Know What You Need" from the 1976 collection Night Shift, and 'Salem's Lot also mention the tome

1975

The family returned to western Maine in 1975, where King completed his fourth novel, The Stand (published 1978)

1974

I have a special cold spot in my heart for it!" Soon after Carrie's release in 1974, King's mother died of uterine cancer

1973

King rewrote the original 1973 manuscript for its publication

1972

The short story "The Fifth Quarter" was published under the pseudonym John Swithen (the name of a character in the novel Carrie), that was published in Cavalier in April 1972

1971

" The In 1971, King married Tabitha Spruce, a fellow student at the University of Maine whom he had met at the University's Fogler Library after one of Professor Hatlen's workshops

1970

King's novel Under the Dome was published on November 10 of that year; it is a reworking of an unfinished novel he tried writing twice in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and at 1,074 pages, it is the largest novel he has written since It (1986)

1967

King sold his first professional short story, "The Glass Floor", to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967

1966

From 1966, King studied at the University of Maine, graduating in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts in English

1965

The first of his stories to be independently published was "I Was a Teenage Grave Robber"; it was serialized over four issues (three published and one unpublished) of a fanzine, Comics Review, in 1965

1947

King was born September 21, 1947, in Portland, Maine

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