George V. Higgins

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Birthday
13, 1939
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Nov 6, 1999 (59)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
13, 1939
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Nov 6, 1999 (59)

About

An American author, attorney, professor, and journalist, he is best known for such crime novels as The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1970) and Cogan's Trade (1974). Also a newspaper columnist, he wrote for such prominent publications as the Wall Street Journal and the Boston Globe.

Before Fame

After graduating from Boston College and Stanford University, he worked as a deputy assistant attorney general in his native Massachusetts.

Trivia

His full name was George Vincent Higgins II.

Family Life

Following his 1979 divorce from Elizabeth Mulkerin Higgins, he married Loretta Cubberley Higgins.

Associated With

His novel Coogan's Trade was made into Killing Them Softly, a film starring Brad Pitt.

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