William Bradford Huie

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William Bradford Huie

  • Birth 13 Nov 1910 Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama, USA
  • Death 20 Nov 1986 Guntersville, Marshall County, Alabama, USA
  • Burial Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama, USA
  • Memorial ID 14907143

Sent to me by Dana Brown, 19 July 2006
"Born in Hartselle, Alabama, he was the arthor of hundreds of essays, articles, short stories and 21 books. Seven of his books were made into movies, including,"The Execution Of Private Slovik', and "The Americanization Of Emily."


WILLIAM BRADFORD HUIE, AUTHOR OF KLANSMAN'

Author William Bradford Huie, who wrote books about violence in the civil rights movement in the South, died Nov. 22, 1986, apparently of a heart attack. He was 76. He wrote such civil rights books as ''The Klansman,'' ''Three Lives For Mississippi'' and ''He Slew the Dreamer,'' a biography of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s convicted assassin, James Earl Ray. Mr. Huie also wrote two books that were later made into successful films or television movies, ''The Execution of Private Slovik,'' which is about the last U.S. soldier executed for desertion, and ''The Americanization of Emily.''

Relatives found Mr. Huie dead in his Guntersville office Saturday.

A 1930 University of Alabama graduate, he worked for the Birmingham Post and wrote free-lance articles for Time, Look, The Saturday Evening Post, True and The New York Herald Tribune for many years before he began to write books.

Obituary published in The Charlotte Observer on Nov. 24, 1986.


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  • Created by: starshine
  • Added: 12 Jul 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14907143
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Bradford Huie (13 Nov 1910–20 Nov 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14907143, citing Hartselle City Cemetery, Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by starshine (contributor 46889851) .