Thomas Bell

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Birthday
7, 1903
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Jan 17, 1961 (57)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
7, 1903
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Jan 17, 1961 (57)

About

Notable for his twentieth-century novels The Breed of Basil, The Second Prince, Out of This Furnace, and There Comes a Time, he is perhaps best known for his works All Brides Are Beautiful and Till I Come Back to You, which were adapted into a motion picture and a Broadway play, respectively.

Before Fame

During his teen years, he worked in Pennsylvania's steel mills. At the age of nineteen, he relocated to New York and held a number of odd jobs, including bookstore employee and mechanic.

Trivia

His posthumously-published memoir, In the Midst of Life, details his end-of-life battle with cancer.

Family Life

The child of Austro-Hungarian immigrant parents Michael Belejcak and Mary Krachun, he spent his childhood in Braddock, Pennsylvania. He later settled in California with his wife, Marie.

Associated With

From This Day Forward, the 1946 cinematic adaptation of Bell's novel All Brides Are Beautiful, starred actress Joan Fontaine.