Joe Hyams

Non-Fiction Author

Birthday June 6, 1923

Birth Sign Gemini

Birthplace Massachusetts

DEATH DATE Nov 8, 2008 (85)

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Author of several Hollywood biographies who interviewed many stars throughout his career.

Before Fame

His career started almost on accident, with an altercation with the great actor Humphrey Bogart.


Humphrey Bogart was so impressed with his no-nonsense attitude that he introduced him to four more Hollywood stars within one week of their first meeting.

Family Life

He was married to actress Elke Sommer.

Associated With

One of his books was loosely adapted into the film Brubaker, starring Robert Redford.