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Van Ronkel, Rip

Entry updated 4 April 2017. Tagged: Film, People.

The most common form of his name used by screenwriter Alford Van Ronkel (1908-1965). He is of greatest sf interest for co-scripting the screenplay for Destination Moon (1950). Other genre credits include Destination Space (1959), which he scripted and produced, and – one of his last films – The Bamboo Saucer (1968), for which he wrote the original story. [GSt]

Alford Van Ronkel

born Illinois: 2 July 1908

died Hollywood, California: 30 March 1965


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