Oscar Fraley

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Birthday
2, 1914
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Jan 6, 1994 (79)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
2, 1914
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Jan 6, 1994 (79)

About

An American writer and journalist, he is best known as the co-author of the 1957 memoir, The Untouchables, which inspired a 1950s television series and a 1987 film. He also had a lengthy career as a sportswriter.

Before Fame

While working as a reporter for United Press International, he was introduced to his Untouchables co-writer, Eliot Ness. After several rounds of scotch at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, the two agreed to co-write a book.

Trivia

Soon after its publication, The Untouchables sold more than 1.5 million copies.

Family Life

He grew up in Woodbury, New Jersey. He died of heart failure in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Associated With

He assisted Jimmy Hoffa in writing an autobiography.

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