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John Ball (I) (1911–1988)


He worked as a pilot, music critic, newspaper columnist and public relations director before becoming a fiction writer. See more trivia »


(age 77) in Encino, California, USA

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 1971 The Organization (character)
 1970 They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (character)
 1967 In the Heat of the Night (based on a novel by)
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  In the Heat of the Night (TV Series) (based on characters created by - 68 episodes, 1988 - 1994) (novel - 26 episodes, 1990 - 1995) (characters - 2 episodes, 1995) (character - 1 episode, 1994)
- Grow Old Along with Me (1995) ... (characters)
- By Duty Bound (1995) ... (characters) / (novel)
- Who Was Geli Bendl? (1994) ... (novel)
- A Matter of Justice (1994) ... (based on characters created by)
- Give Me Your Life: Part 2 (1994) ... (novel)
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 1993 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series) (original characters - 1 episode)
- Singin' the Blues (1993) ... (original characters)

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Short story (featuring Virgil Tibbs): "Virgil Tibbs and the Cocktail Napkin" (1977) See more »

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Held a black belt in Aikido. See more »

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