Edgar Wallace

Edgar Wallace

Original Name Richard Horatio
Birth
Greenwich, Royal Borough of Greenwich, Greater London, England
Death 10 Feb 1932 (aged 56)
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Little Marlow, Wycombe District, Buckinghamshire, England
Plot Memorial. Corner of Fleet Street
Memorial ID 9683672 · View Source
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Author. He worked for many years as a journalist, but with his first mystery novel "The Four Just Men" (1905), he obtained a great success. In 1915, he wrote his first script, "Nurse and Martyr" and this year were released eight silent films from his stories at the rate of one a month. Wallace also directed the motion pictures "Red Aces" (1929) and "The Squeaker" (1930). Eventually writing more then 150 novels, among his better known books are "The Ringer," "The Case of the Frightened Lady" and "The Calendar." He died in Hollywood, California in 1932 while working on the screenplay of "King Kong" (1933). A memorial plaque was erected for him on a building at the corner of Fleet Street in London, England, near where he sold newspapers as a boy in Ludgate Circus.

Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
  • Added: 20 Oct 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9683672
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edgar Wallace (1 Apr 1875–10 Feb 1932), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9683672, citing Fern Lane Cemetery, Little Marlow, Wycombe District, Buckinghamshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .