Lloyd Douglas

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Birthday
27, 1877
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Feb 13, 1951 (73)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
27, 1877
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Feb 13, 1951 (73)

About

An Indiana-born Lutheran minister, he became a bestselling author of didactic, religious novels such as Forgive us our Trespasses, White Banners, and The Big Fisherman. His most popular work, The Robe, was adapted into a film starring Richard Burton.

Before Fame

He graduated from Wittenberg College and became ordained as a minister. He subsequently led Lutheran congregations in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, and Washington, D.C.

Trivia

He published his highly successful debut novel, Magnificent Obsession, in 1929.

Family Life

He grew up in Indiana and Kentucky as the son of a minister. He later had two children with his wife, Bessie Porch.

Associated With

His wish was that The Big Fisherman never be adapted for radio or television; however, the work was eventually made into a film starring Howard Keel.