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Eugene Burdick (1918–1965)

Eugene Burdick was born on December 12, 1918 in Sheldon, Iowa, USA as Eugene Leonard Burdick. He is known for his work on Fail Safe (1964), Fail Safe (2000) and The Ugly American (1963). He was married to Carol Warren. He died on July 26, 1965. See full bio »

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(age 46)

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 2000 Fail Safe (TV Movie) (novel)
 1964 Fail Safe (from the novel by)
 1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Candidate (1963) ... (story)
 1963 The Ugly American (novel)
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 1964 Fail Safe (script consultant - uncredited)
 1963 The Ugly American (script consultant - uncredited)
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 1961 Update (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 30 September 1961 (1961) ... Himself
 1959 Small World (TV Series)
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- Episode #1.23 (1959) ... Himself
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Novel: "The Ninth Wave", 1956 See more »
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Personal Quote:

[about his book "Fail-Safe", regarding a breakdown in military communications that results in an American nuclear attack on the Soviet Union] I believe it to be inevitable under the circumstances. That is why we [co-author Harvey Wheeler] wrote this book. I don't know of a scientist who has a direct knowledge of "fail-safe" who isn't worried. This is something people ought to know.

Trivia:

"Sarkhan", the sequel to his successful novel "The Ugly American", was suppressed by the CIA because its plot described an ongoing CIA operation in Southeast Asia. The CIA thought Burdick and his co-author, William J. Lederer, had gained access to top-secret documents. In actuality, the authors had made it all up. See more »

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