Alistair Maclean

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Birthday
21, 1922
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Feb 2, 1987 (64)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
21, 1922
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Feb 2, 1987 (64)

About

A Scottish author of thriller and adventure novels, he is best known for works such as Where Eagles Dare (1967) and The Guns of Navarone (1957). Several of his works, including Ice Station Zebra (1963), were made into successful films.

Before Fame

He served in the Royal Navy during World War II. He subsequently graduated from the University of Glasgow with a degree in English.

Trivia

He wrote a handful of his works under the pseudonym of Ian Stuart.

Family Life

With his first wife, Gisela Heinrichsen, he had two biological sons and one adopted son. He wed his second wife, Mary Marcelle Georgius, in 1972.

Associated With

He has been compared to contemporary writer and James Bond series creator, Ian Fleming.

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