Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin was reportedly a fan of Burroughs' works.
Burroughs was cremated after his death and his ashes were buried underneath a walnut tree next to the Burroughs Office Building located in the Tarzana section of Los Angeles.
Burroughs spent his final years living in a modest house in Tarzana, CA near his old Tarzana Ranch.
Burroughs moved to Hawaii from California in 1940.
In 1919, Burroughs moved his family from Chicago to California.
On December 7, 1941, Burroughs was playing tennis with his son in Honolulu when a Japanese aerial invasion bombed nearby Pearl Harbor.
Burroughs wrote 26 Tarzan novels.
Burroughs has a crater on the planet Mars named after him.
The town of Tarzana, CA is named after Burroughs' ranch which was located nearby. Burroughs had named his ranch after his character Tarzan.
Despite being 66 when war broke out, Burroughs spent much of World War II as a war correspondent in the Pacific Theatre.
Burroughs divorced his first wife Emma in 1934 and married Florence Dearholt in 1935. They divorced in 1942.
Burroughs founded his own publishing company, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., in 1923 and began printing his own works.
Burroughs was one of the first authors to exploit his printed characters in other mediums such as comic books and merchandise.
Burroughs' most famous novel, Tarzan of the Apes, was published in 1912. It is still in print today.
His first short story Under the Moons of Mars was published in All-Story magazine in 1912.
Burroughs began writing fiction in 1911 after several years of working in menial jobs for less than stellar wages.
Burroughs was married to his childhood sweetheart Emma Centennia Hulbert from 1900 to 1934. The couple had three children: sons Hulbert and John and daughter Joan.
In 1897, Burroughs was discharged from the cavalry after being diagnosed with a heart condition.
After failing to gain admittance into West Point, Burroughs enlisted in the 7th Cavalry in Arizona.
Burroughs wanted to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point but failed to achieve a high enough score on his entrance exam.
In 1895, Burroughs graduated from Michigan Military Academy.
In 1891, his parents sent him to live on his brother's cattle ranch in Idaho during an influenza epidemic in Chicago.
Burroughs' father was a businessman.
Burroughs: I write to escape...to escape poverty.
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