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John Ball
Birth: Jul. 8, 1911
Schenectady
Schenectady County
New York, USA
Death: Oct. 15, 1988
Encino
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Author. A modern crime novelist, he wrote the ‘Virgil Tibbs’ series of books about a Black homicide investigator from Pasadena. The most well renowned was "In The Heat Of The Night" (1965), becoming a theatrical film in 1967 starring Sidney Portier and Rod Steiger and a television series in the late 1980s which featured Howard Rollins, Jr. and Carroll O’Connor. This book won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America, the Crimewriters' Association's Golden Dagger Award and was named one of the top one hundred mystery novels of the century by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. (bio by: Theologianthespian) 
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Sheltering Hills section, Lot 4187, Interment Space 1
 
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Originally Created by: Theologianthespian
Record added: Jan 20, 2004
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