Harold Macgrath

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Birthday
4, 1871
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Oct 30, 1932 (61)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
4, 1871
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Oct 30, 1932 (61)

About

An American novelist and screenwriter, he wrote The Puppet Crown, which was the number seven bestselling book in the United States in 1901. His other popular works include The Man on the Box, Half a Rogue, and The Drums of Jeopardy.

Before Fame

He worked as a reporter and columnist for the Syracuse Herald. He published his first novel, Arms and the Woman, in 1899.

Trivia

Several of his novels, including The Adventures of Kathlyn, Half a Rogue, and The Voice in the Fog, were adapted into films.

Family Life

He grew up in Syracuse, New York. He married Alma Kenyon in 1905.

Associated With

Actor Boris Karloff took his stage name from the name of a mad scientist character in MacGrath's 1920 novel The Drums of Jeopardy.

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