Clyde Brion Davis

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Birthday
22, 1894
Birthplace
Nebraska
Death Date
Jul 19, 1962 (68)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
22, 1894
Birthplace
Nebraska
Death Date
Jul 19, 1962 (68)

About

An American novelist and journalist, he is best known for The Anointed (1937) and The Great American Novel (1938). He published more than fifteen works over the course of his two-decade career.

Before Fame

He quit school at the age of fourteen and worked a number of odd jobs, including printer’s apprentice, detective, chimney sweep, and electrician. He began writing for both The Denver Times and the Albuquerque Morning Journal in 1916.

Trivia

During World War I, he joined the Intelligence Corps of the U.S. Army and wrote for The Pontanezan Duckboard, a military publication.

Family Life

He was born in Nebraska, and he grew up in Missouri. He married Martha Wirt in 1926; together, they had one child.

Associated With

His novel, The Anointed, was made into the Clark Gable film, Adventure.