|Birth: ||May 2, 1925|
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 14, 1999|
Los Angeles County
Hw was a children's author who participated with author Clifford Irving in creating a fraudulent autobiography of the reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes. Suskind was incarcerated for five months of a six-month prison sentence for his role in collaborating with Irving on the hoax.
He was portrayed in the 2007 film "The Hoax" by Alfred Molina
He wrote "Swords Spears and Sandals, The Story of the Roman Legions ", "The crusader king, Richard the Lionhearted", "Men in Armor: The Story of Knights and Knighthood", "The sword of the prophet;: The story of the Moslem Empire", "The Battle of Belleau Wood: The Marines Stand Fast", "Do You Want To Live Forever!", "Men In Armor", "Cross and Crescent, The Story of the Crusades", "The Barbarians", and "By Bullet, Bomb, and Dagger". He co-authered " What Really Happened: His Untold Story of the Hughes Affair" with Clifford Irving.
"Oil Strike North" (1975)TV series and "Scheck heiligt die Mittel, Der" (1974) TV which he starred in.
Richard Suskind was born in New York City and attended public schools there. In 1943, he joined the Army and served in the 8th Armored Division as a machine gunner in the Battle of the Bulge, in Holland and in Germany. After the war he continued his education on the G.I. Bill in such schools as Columbia University, the University of Florence, the University of Paris, the Juilliard School of Music, and the Conservatory of Music in Paris.
In 1948, Mr. Suskind served with the Israeli Army during the war for independence. He then joined the merchant marine, and in the next two years traveled around the world twice. He has lived all over the world. He spent two years in Italy, five in Paris, and seven years on the Spanish island of Ibiza, part of the Balearic group in the Mediterranean.
Mr. Suskind has been writing since the age of fifteen, and is the author of three books and more than one hundred articles and short stories. He was married and had one son.
Created by: Mark W. Neice
Record added: Jan 27, 2008
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