Legendary Screen Writer Was Wyoming Born (VIDEO)
George Clayton Johnson died in 2015 at the age of 86.
But before he was famous, back when he was just a young boy, George ran and played in the streets of Cheyenne Wyoming. Hospital records show that George Clayton Johnson was born on July 29, 1929 in Cheyenne. He left in the 1940s when he joined the army.
In the 1950s George lived in Los Angeles where he worked as a draftsman. By the early 1960s, he began to see his dreams of becoming a writer come true.
In 1966 he wrote 'The Man Trap' for Star Trek which and featured the crew dealing with a shape-shifting, salt-hungry vampire on the planet M-113.
Not all of his writing was sci-fi. He is the author of the original Ocean's 11 story which inspired the 1960 Rat Pack film of the same name — as well as a George Clooney remake more than 50 years later.
So many famous credits, yet how many of us knew the name of the author or that he was a home town boy?