Rod-serlingGallery: The Twilight Zone

The story behind one of the greatest science-fiction shows of all time is also the story of Rod Serling.

Rod was born into a Jewish family in Syracuse, New York. His father worked as a secretary and amateur inventor, but after having children he took a job as a grocer to earn steady income for his family of three children. Sam Serling later became a butcher before the Great Depression forced the store to close.