Arch Oboler (December 7, 1907 – March 19, 1987)

Radio writer Arch Oboler was born in Chicago. His most noteworthy career achievement were his frightening radio scripts for the NBC horror series Lights Out, for which he also acted as host. Praised as one of broadcasting's top talents, he is regarded today as a key innovator of radio drama. He died March 19 1987 at age 79. Obler was an American actor, playwright, screenwriter, novelist, producer, and director who was active in radio, films, theater, and television. He generated much attention with his radio scripts, particularly the horror series Lights Out, and his work in radio remains the outstanding period of his career. Praised as one of broadcasting's top talents, he is regarded today as a key innovator of radio drama. Radio historian John Dunning[1] wrote, "Few people were ambivalent when it came to Arch Oboler. He was one of those intense personalities who are liked and disliked with equal fire."

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