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 Irving Wallace

Irving Wallace

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 29 Jun 1990 (aged 74)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Courts of the Book, Isaiah, Outer Court, Wall V, Crypt 136
Memorial ID 6028 · View Source
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Author, Screenwriter. He is best remembered for his heavily researched novels, many with a sexual theme. Born in Chicago, Illinois to Jewish parents who were originally from Russia, he grew up in nearby Kenosha, Wisconsin, where he attended Kenosha Central High School. He embarked on a writing career as a teenager, selling his stories to magazines. During World War II he served in the Frank Capra unit of the US Army that produced documentary war films and served in the 1st Motion Picture Unit of the US Army Air Force. After the war he moved to Los Angeles, California where he became a Hollywood screenwriter, collaborating on the films "The West Point Story" (1950), "Split Second" (1953), "Meet Me at the Fair" (1953), and "The Big Circus" (1959). During this time he started writing books and in 1955 he published his first non-fiction work, "The Fabulous Originals: Lives of Extraordinary People Who Inspired Memorable Characters in Fiction." By 1959 he devoted his energy to writing books, with the publication of his first fiction work, "The Sins of Philip Fleming," followed by the enormously successful "The Chapman Report" (1961) that made him a best-selling author. His other notable works include "The Prize" (1962), "The Man" (1964), "The Word" (1972) and "The Fan Club" (1974). Over his lifetime he published 33 fictional and non-fictional works that have been translated into 31 languages and always used the definite article "The" in the title of his books. He died from pancreatic cancer in Los Angeles, California at the age of 74.

Bio by: William Bjornstad


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  • Added: 30 Jul 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6028
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Irving Wallace (19 Mar 1916–29 Jun 1990), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6028, citing Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .