|L. Ron Hubbard|
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Lafayette Ronald Hubbard
Born: March 13, 1911, Tilden, Nebraska
Died: January 24, 1986, San Luis Obispo County, California
Cause of death: Stroke
Notable because: Amassed a considerable fortune of many hundreds of Millions by turning science fiction writing skills into a profit generating Religious alternative and inspiring Tom Cruise to be the best actor he could be. Reviled more than revered, both in his lifetime as well as after. Big drug user and cruel control freak known for extreme child cruelty. The world's most published and most translated author, having published 1,084 fiction and non-fiction works that have been translated into 71 languages.
L. Ron Hubbard was a fiction writer who devised a self-help technique called Dianetics and philosophy known as Scientology, out of which grew a large organization later identifying itself as a religion: the Church of Scientology. In addition to fiction (most notably science fiction), Hubbard wrote a body of works comprising the Scientology doctrine and is perhaps best known for having written Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health in 1950.
Hubbard was a highly controversial public figure during his lifetime. Many details presented by Hubbard of his life and knowledge remain disputed by critics, media, scientists, and even governments. Official Scientology biographies present him as "larger than life, attracted to people, liked by people, dynamic, charismatic and immensely capable in two dozen fields". In contrast, unofficial biographies (some by former Scientologists) as well as some reports in the press paint a much less flattering picture which often contradicts official Church accounts.
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