Irving Wallace

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Birthday
19, 1916
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Jun 29, 1990 (74)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
19, 1916
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Jun 29, 1990 (74)

About

A bestselling American novelist and screenwriter, he is known for work with historical, political, and sexual themes. His best-known work is the controversial 1964 novel, The Man.

Before Fame

He began selling stories to magazines when he was in his teens. He later co-wrote the screenplays of such popular Hollywood films as Meet Me at the Fair (1953) and The Big Circus (1959).

Trivia

His works of non-fiction include The Square Pegs: Some Americans Who Dared to Be Different (1958) and The Fabulous Showman: The Life and Times of P.T. Barnum (1959).

Family Life

He married the writer and editor, Sylvia Wallace. Together, they had two children.

Associated With

He served in the military with Theodore Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss.

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