James Oliver Curwood

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Birthday
12, 1878
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Aug 13, 1927 (49)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
12, 1878
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Aug 13, 1927 (49)

About

An American writer and conservationist, he is known for such bestselling novels as Baree, Son of Kazan; The Courage of Marge O'Doone; The Wolf Hunters, and Nomads of the North. Many of his works were adapted into films.

Before Fame

He quit college and became a reporter, selling his first story to the Detroit News-Tribune.

Trivia

His Michigan writing studio, known as Curwood Castle, was converted into a museum after his death.

Family Life

He married Cora Leon Johnson in 1900.

Associated With

His novel The Wolf Hunters was made into a film starring John Wayne.