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Also Known As: A.N. Roquelaure, Anne Rampling, Howard Allen O'Brien Died:
Born: October 4, 1941 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Profession:

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Famed New Orleans author Anne Rice received her M.A. in creative writing, soon thereafter penning "Interview With the Vampire," the first book of her legendary "Vampire Chronicles." Rice's books, most of them written serially, are known for their erotic overtones. In 1994 "Interview With the Vampire" was made into a major motion picture starring mega-celebrities Tom Cruise as Lestat and Brad Pitt as Louie (with a young Kirsten Dunst as Claudia), with Rice herself working on the screenplay. The film was well received, but the second Rice book-to-screen adaptation, "The Queen of the Damned," starring Stewart Townsend and singer Aaliyah, was a a commercial failure. Rice also wrote the TV pilot "Rag and Bone" (starring Dean Cain) and the 2001 miniseries "Feast of All Saints," neither of which was a popular or critical success.

Famed New Orleans author Anne Rice received her M.A. in creative writing, soon thereafter penning "Interview With the Vampire," the first book of her legendary "Vampire Chronicles." Rice's books, most of them written serially, are known for their erotic overtones. In 1994 "Interview With the Vampire" was made into a major motion picture starring mega-celebrities Tom Cruise as Lestat and Brad Pitt as Louie (with a young Kirsten Dunst as Claudia), with Rice herself working on the screenplay. The film was well received, but the second Rice book-to-screen adaptation, "The Queen of the Damned," starring Stewart Townsend and singer Aaliyah, was a a commercial failure. Rice also wrote the TV pilot "Rag and Bone" (starring Dean Cain) and the 2001 miniseries "Feast of All Saints," neither of which was a popular or critical success.

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 Anne Rice: Birth of the Vampire (1994) Narration
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 Fear in the Dark (1991)
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Born and raised in New Orleans, LA, which inspired most of her books
1958:
With family, moved to Richardson, TX
1962:
Moved to San Francisco, CA with husband and daughter
1968:
Began writing short story that later became debut novel <i>Interview with the Vampire</i>
1972:
Daughter Michele died of leukemia in Palo Alto, CA
1973:
While grieving loss of daughter, began writing short story into novel <i>Interview with the Vampire</i>
1976:
Made book publishing debut with <i>Interview with the Vampire</i>, the first book in <i>The Vampire Chronicles</i>; story centered around vampire Lestat
1979:
Wrote historical novel <i>The Feast of All Saints</i>
1983:
Published <i>The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy</i>, a series of erotic novels written under the pseudonym A. N. Roquelaure
1985:
Using pseudonym Anne Rampling, wrote erotic novels <i>Exit to Eden</i> and <i>Belinda</i>
1988:
Moved back to New Orleans
1994:
Made screenwriting debut with feature adaptation "Interview with the Vampire," directed by Neil Jordan; Tom Cruise cast as vampire Lestat opposite Brad Pitt, Christian Slater, and Antonio Banderas
1994:
Garry Marshall directed comedy thriller "Exit to Eden" released
1998:
After years of self-avowed atheism, returned to Catholic Church
2001:
Made executive producing debut with NBC movie "Earth Angels"; also co-wrote with Toni Graphia
2002:
Second film adaptation from <i>The Vampire Chronicles</i> "Queen of the Damned" released; Stuart Townsend took over as Lestat opposite Aaliyah in title role
2003:
Published 10th book in <i>The Vampire Chronicles</i> titled <i>Blood Canticle</i>
2005:
Chronicled early years of Jesus in <i>Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt</i>
2006:
Stage musical Lestat, based on <i>The Vampire Chronicles</i> books, opened on Broadway; music by Elton John and lyrics by Bernie Taupin
2008:
Published first non-fiction book <i>Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession</i>
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Education

Texas Women's University: -
University of North Texas: Denton , Texas -
San Francisco State University: San Francisco , California - 1964
San Francisco State University: San Francisco , California - 1972

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