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Walter Brown Gibson
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Birth: Sep. 12, 1897
Germantown
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 6, 1985
Kingston
Ulster County
New York, USA

Prolific author and professional magician. He originally worked as a newspaperman and composer of crosswords and other puzzles. In 1931, he created the pulp-fiction character The Shadow, for which he wrote more than 300 novel-length stories, published under the pen name Maxwell Grant. He was the ghost-writer for numerous books on magic and spiritualism by Harry Houdini, Howard Thurston, Harry Blackstone, Joseph Dunninger, and the Amazing Kreskin. He authored more than 100 books on magic, psychic phenomena, true crime, mysteries, rope knots, yoga, hypnotism, and games. He also wrote five novels in the Biff Brewster juvenile adventure series of the 1960s. He was elected into the Society of American Magicians Hall of Fame. 
 
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 Parents:
  Alfred Cornelius Gibson (1849 - 1931)
  May Morrell Whidden Gibson (1863 - 1941)
 
 Spouse:
  Pearl Beatrice Gonser Gibson (1901 - 1996)
 
 Siblings:
  Conrad Gibson (1884 - 1885)**
  Theodore Whidden Gibson (1893 - 1967)*
  Walter Brown Gibson (1897 - 1985)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Montrepose Cemetery
Kingston
Ulster County
New York, USA
Plot: Block D, Section 2, Lot 110
 
Created by: Margaret Orthodox
Record added: Jun 02, 2009
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Walter Brown Gibson
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The older I grow the more nostalgic I get. Discovering The Shadow is yet another yesteryear gem. Thanks! RIP
- Jerry Hatley
 Added: Jan. 26, 2013

- M*A*S*H fan
 Added: Jul. 12, 2011
Thank you for writing THE SHADOW Stories. Many fans have received pleasure in reading and listening to your creation. With THE SHADOW you have also obtained immortality. Rest in Peace.
- pastmaster
 Added: Jun. 7, 2010
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