John Burke

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Birthday
8, 1922
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 20, 2011 (89)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
8, 1922
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 20, 2011 (89)

About

English author who adapted many stage plays into novels, including Look Back in Anger, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and A Hard Day's Night.

Before Fame

He served during World War Two in the Royal Air Force, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, and the Royal Marines, and then went into publishing.

Trivia

He had a strong interest in science fiction and fantasy and wrote a number of occult stories while also editing several horror anthologies.

Family Life

He was married to Jean Burke, with whom he co-wrote several works under a pseudonym.

Associated With

His first adaptation was The Entertainer, which was made into a film starring Sir Laurence Olivier.