Clifford Irving

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Birthday
5, 1930
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Dec 19, 2017 (87)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
5, 1930
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Dec 19, 2017 (87)

About

Author and investigative reporter who is best known for his fabricated autobiography of Howard Hughes. He was sued by Hughes and served a two-and-a-half-year prison sentence.

Before Fame

He graduated from Cornell University with a degree in English. Before publishing his first novel, he worked as a copy boy at The New York Times.

Trivia

His published works include On a Darkling Plain (1956), The Losers (1958), and The Valley (1960).

Family Life

He grew up in New York City. Later, he married and had a son with model Fay Brooke.

Associated With

His fake autobiography of Howard Hughes was the subject of the 2007 film, Hoax, which starred Richard Gere  and Alfred Molina.