Robert Graysmith Biography

Robert Graysmith is an author best identified for his works on the ‘Zodiac Killer case’. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about him.

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Birthday: September 17, 1942

Nationality: American

Famous: Non-Fiction Writers American Men

Age: 77 Years, 77 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Virgo

Also Known As: Robert Gray Smith

Born in: Pensacola, Florida, United States

Famous as: Author

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Spouse/Ex-: Margaret Ann Womack (m. 1963–1973), Melanie Krakower (m. 1975–1980)

U.S. State: Florida

City: Pensacola, Florida

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Robert Graysmith is an American author and former cartoonist best known for his works on the ‘Zodiac Killer case’. For more than 17 years, he made use of every single opportunity to exploit the tragic case for his individual benefit. In his books, he claimed to have recognized one of America's most mysterious serial killers though he did not provide any credible proofs. Well, the true crime author’s books about the unsolved case have been broadly discredited by researchers, critics, witnesses, investigators, and others. However, his fictional accounts have served as the base for several movies, including David Fincher’s motion pictures ‘Zodiac’ and ‘Se7en.’ On a personal note, Graysmith is a two-time divorcee and currently resides in California. The cartoonist-turned-crime writer aka “Zodiac scavenger” is also active on the social networking website Facebook, with thousands of fans and followers.

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  • Robert Graysmith initially worked for the ‘San Francisco Chronicle’ as a political cartoonist. When the Zodiac Killer case came into limelight, he started writing on it and eventually gave up his career as a cartoonist. In 1986, he launched his book ‘Zodiac: The Full Story of the Infamous Unsolved Zodiac Murders in California’. Then in 1990, he wrote the book titled ‘The Sleeping Lady: The Trailside Murders Above the Golden Gate’.
  • Seven years later, Graysmith’s book ‘Unabomber: A Desire to Kill’ was released. Then in 1999, Graysmith launched two books ‘The Bell Tower: The Case of Jack the Ripper Finally Solved´ and ‘Ghostfleet’. Soon after this, he came up with one more book on the Zodiac Killer case. This book, titled ‘Zodiac Unmasked: The Identity of America's Most Elusive Serial Killer,’ was released in April 2002. A year later, the American true-crime author released his book titled ‘Amerithrax: The Hunt for the Anthrax Killer’.
  • In the year 2009, he published ‘The Laughing Gorilla: The True Story of the Hunt for One of America's First Serial Killers’. This was followed by his book ‘The Girl In Alfred Hitchcock's Shower’ which was released in February 2010. Two years later, Graysmith came up with his book ‘Black Fire: The True Story of the Original Tom Sawyer—and of the Mysterious Fires That Baptized Gold Rush-Era San Francisco’.
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Personal Life
  • Robert Graysmith was born as Robert Gray Smith on September 17, 1942, in Pensacola, Florida, United States. He got married to his first wife, Margaret Ann Womack, in 1963. After having two kids with her, Graysmith divorced her in 1973 and went on to marry his second wife, Melanie Krakower, two years later. The couple had a child together before separating in 1980. Details regarding the American author’s parents and educational life are not available on the web. However, one can discover more about him by following him on Facebook.

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