Robert B. Parker

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Birthday
17, 1932
Birthplace
Springfield, MA
Death Date
Jan 18, 2010 (77)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
17, 1932
Birthplace
Springfield, MA
Death Date
Jan 18, 2010 (77)

About

An American crime writer, he is best known for his novels about the private detective character of Spenser. His popular books were adapted into a television series called Spenser: For Hire.

Before Fame

He served as a soldier in the U.S. Army Infantry in Korea and then earned his Master's degree in English literature from Boston University.

Trivia

Many of his works demonstrate encyclopedic knowledge of the Boston metropolitan area.

Family Life

He married Joan H. Parker in 1956. The two had lived in the same Springfield, Massachusetts neighborhood as children.

Associated With

He created the female detective, Sunny Randall, at the request of actress Helen Hunt.