Anne Rice Bio, Net Worth, Death, Death Cause, Family, Parents, Siblings, Husband, Nationality, Age, Height, Wiki, Awards, Facts, Books, Movies, Kids
Allen Rice was a popular American author. Rice is one of the best-selling authors of all time. She is best known as the author of her series of novels The Vampire Chronicles. Her book was adapted into films, Interview with the Vampire (1994) and Queen of the Damned (2002). She is the author of numerous books.
She died at the age of 80 on 11 December 2021.
What is Allen Rice Famous For?
- Her series of novels, The Vampire Chronicles.
Where is Allen Rice From?
Allen Rice was born on 4 October 1941. Her birth name is Howard Allen Frances O'Brien. Her birth place is in New Orleans, Louisiana in the United States. She held American nationality. She was born to her father, Howard O'Brien, and her mother, Katherine "Kay" Allen O'Brien. She had three sisters, Alice Borchardt, Tamara Tinker, and Karen O'Brien. Her home town is New Orleans. She belonged to white ethnicity and her zodiac sign is Libra.
Regarding her educational background, she attended St. Alphonsus School, St. Joseph's Academy, and Richardson High School. After graduating from high school, she attended Texas Woman's University. She then transferred to North Texas State College in her sophomore year. She then dropped out of university due to financial problems. She moved to San Francisco where she found a job at an insurance company. She also started taking night courses at the University of San Francisco. She obtained her B.A. in Political Science from San Francisco State University in 1964. She obtained her M.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State in 1972.
Anne Rice Career
- Annie Rice began her writing career with the publication of Interview with the Vampire in 1976. She had previously written a short story. She started writing the novel around the time of her daughter's death. The book went on to become one of the most popular novels in her career. Her book was adapted into a film of the same name in 1994.
- She began writing sequels to the novel which became part of The Vampire Chronicles series. It includes 13 novels. Other books from The Vampire Chronicles are The Vampire Lestat (1985), The Queen of the Damned (1988), The Tale of the Body Thief (1992), Memnoch the Devil (1995), The Vampire Armand (1998), Merrick (2000), Blood and Gold (2001), Blackwood Farm (2002), Blood Canticle (2003), Prince Lestat (2014), Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis (2016), and Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat (2018).
- She published erotic novels, The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (1983), Beauty's Punishment (1984), and Beauty's Release (1985) under the pseudonym A.N. Roquelaure.
- She published erotic novels, Exit to Eden (1985) and Belinda (1986) under the pseudonym, Anne Rampling. Her book, Exit to Eden was adapted into a film in 1994.
- She published two historic novels, The Feast of All Saints (1979) and Cry to Heaven (1982). Her book The Feast of All Saints was adapted for television in 2001.
- She returned to Catholicism after several decades of atheism in the 2000s. She published Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt in 2005 and Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana in 2008. The books chronicled the life of Jesus. She announced that she left Christianity in 2010. She announced that she was a secular humanist in 2013.
- Several of her books have been adapted into numerous movies, tv shows, theaters, comics, and manga.
Who is Anne Rice Husband?
Anne Rice was married once in her lifetime. She was married to Stan Rice. They got married from 1961 until his death in 2002. Rice was a poet and artist. They first met while they were both journalism students at Richardson High School. After high school, they separated but rekindled their relationship. Rice sent a special delivery letter asking Anne to marry him. They married on 14 October 1961. Their daughter Michele was born in 1966. Michele later nicknamed "Mouse" was diagnosed with acute granulocytic leukemia in 1970 and died at the age of six in 1972. She gave birth to a son, Christopher in 1978. His son is also a best-selling author. Rice remained married to Stan Rice for 41 years until his death from brain cancer in 2002.
What is Anne Rice Cause of Death?
Anne Rice faced near-death two times. She fell into a coma in December 1998, caused by diabetic ketoacidosis. She nearly died. She underwent gastric bypass surgery and shed 103 pounds in 2003. She nearly died once again in 2004 from an intestinal blockage or bowel obstruction. She died from complications of a stroke at a hospital in Rancho Mirage, California on 11 December 2021. She died at the age of 80. Her son announced that the family planned to inter her at the family mausoleum at Metairie Cemetery in New Orleans.
What is Anne Rice Height?
Anne Rice's height was 1.6 m i.e. 5 feet and 3 inches. Her body weight was around 125 lbs i.e. 57 kg. She had an average body build. Her eye color was hazel and her hair color was gray. Her sexual orientation was straight.
What is Anne Rice Net Worth?
Anne Rice is one of the best-selling authors. Her books have topped New York Best Selling list several times. The Vampire Chronicles series have sold 80 million copies worldwide and her books have sold over 150 million copies. Her books have been adapted into several movies and tv shows. Her net worth is estimated at around $60 million.
Did You Know?
- She had Irish Catholic ancestry.
- Her father, Naval veteran of World War II worked as a Personnel Executive for the U.S. Postal Service.
- Her father authored one novel, The Impulsive Imp.
- Her sister Alice Borchardt was also an author who write fantasy and historical romance novels.
- She legally changed her name Howard to "Anne" in 1947.
- She later took the full name Howard Allen Frances Alphonsus Liguori O’Brien, adding the names of a saint and of an aunt, who was a nun.
- Her mother died of alcoholism.
- She was also an alcoholic.
- She was raised in an observant Catholic family but later became an agnostic.
- She suffered from OCD after facing rejections from publishers in her early career.
- She was a vocal supporter of LGBTQ rights, abortion rights, and birth control.
- She had a large collection of antique dolls which she auctioned off in 2010.
- She auctioned her household possessions, library collection, books, jewelry, and wardrobe.