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Patrick Alexander (II) (1926–1997)

Patrick Alexander (1926-2003) worked as a journalist and later a TV script writer. His first novel, Death of a Thin-Skinned Animal (1976), won awards and was made into the film The Professional (1981), starring Jean-Paul Belmondo. His later novels included Show Me A Hero (1979), Soldier On The Other Side (1983) and Ryfka (1988). See full bio »



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The Professional
Room 43
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The Condemned
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 1981 The Professional (novel)
 1959 De Veroordeelde (TV Movie)
 1958 Room 43 (writer)
 1957 Der Verdammte (TV Movie) (writer)
 1956 The Condemned (TV Movie) (writer)
 1948 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (writer)

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Novel: Show Me A Hero See more »

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Novelist Stephen Hunter cites Alexander's Death of a Thin-Skinned Animal as a direct inspiration for his own novel Dead Zero. See more »

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