L. Ron Hubbard

Name in Native Language: "Lafayette Ronald Hubbard" (English/EN)
Officer (armed Forces) / Novelist / Musician / Writer / Screenwriter / Poet | * 03/13/1911 († 74, 01/24/1986) | Tilden, Nebraska (United States of America (USA))
Lafayette Ronald Hubbard (March 13, 1911 – January 24, 1986) was an American author, primarily of science fiction and fantasy stories, who is best known for having founded the Church of Scientology. In 1950, Hubbard authored Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health and established a series of organizations to promote Dianetics. In 1952, Hubbard lost the rights to Dianetics in bankruptcy proceedings, and he subsequently founded Scientology. Thereafter, Hubbard oversaw the growth of the Church of Scientology into a worldwide organization. Born in Tilden, Nebraska, in 1911, Hubbard spent much of his childhood in Helena, Montana. After his father was posted to the U.S. naval base on Guam, Hubbard traveled to Asia and the South Pacific in the late 1920s. In 1930, Hubbard enrolled at George Washington University to study civil engineering but dropped out in his second year. He began his career as a prolific writer of pulp fiction stories and married Margaret "Polly" Grubb, who shared his interest in aviation. Hubbard was an officer in the Navy during World War II, where he briefly commanded two ships but was removed from command both times. The last few months of his active service were spent in a hospital, being treated for a variety of complaints. In 1953, the first church... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | News

Awards & Nominations for L. Ron Hubbard

Ig Nobel Prize Cosmos 2000 Award Eagle Scout Hugo Award for Best Novel

Movies with L. Ron Hubbard as Actor(1)

TV Shows/Series with L. Ron Hubbard as Actor(1)

as Himself - Founder, Church of Scientology (archive footage)1953 Panorama

Movies with L. Ron Hubbard as Crew(1)

Writing/Writer2009 The Way to Happiness

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Born: Monday, 03/13 1911 (March) in Tilden, Nebraska (United States of America (USA))
Died: Friday, 01/24 1986 (January) in Creston (aged: 74)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: George Washington University, Queen Anne High School, Helena High School
Spouses (current/former): Margaret Grubb, Sara Northrup Hollister, Mary Sue Hubbard
Children: Quentin Hubbard, Ronald DeWolf, Diana Hubbard
Mother: Ledora May Hubbard
Influenced by/Role models: Aleister Crowley, Alfred Korzybski
Other names for L. Ron Hubbard (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Barry Randolph" (Pseudonym)
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Tony Hitchman (1x, Cast)
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WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1406367, Added: 09/05/2019, Last updated: 01/25/2023