Richard Condon

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Birthday
18, 1915
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Apr 9, 1996 (81)
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Birthday
18, 1915
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Apr 9, 1996 (81)

About

An American novelist and political satirist, he is known for his 1959 novel, The Manchurian Candidate, as well as for his Prizzi series of gangster novels. His other works include The Star-Spangled Crunch and Death of a Politician.

Before Fame

After serving in the U.S. Merchant Marine, he worked in Hollywood as a publicist, agent, and advertisement writer.

Trivia

He has said that every single one of his books is about the abuse of power.

Family Life

He was born in New York City. He married Evelyn Hunt in 1938.

Associated With

His popular novel, The Manchurian Candidate, was made into a film starring Denzel Washington.

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