Harold Bell Wright

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Birthday
4, 1872
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
May 24, 1944 (72)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
4, 1872
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
May 24, 1944 (72)

About

The first American writer to make a million dollars from fiction writing, he is known for such works as That Printer of Udell's, The Shepherd of the Hills, and Exit. Five of his novels were bestsellers.

Before Fame

He made a living in his teens as an artist and painter of houses. He later attended Hiram College and became a minister in a Disciples of Christ Church in Missouri.

Trivia

He wrote nineteen books during his lifetime.

Family Life

He was the New York-born son of a former Civil War soldier. He married Frances Long-Wright; together, they had three children.

Associated With

His novel, The Shepherd of the Hills, was made into a film starring John Wayne.

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