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William Diehl (1924–2006)

William Diehl was born in 1924 in Jamaica, New York. At age 17, he lied about his age to enlist in the Army Air Corps, volunteering for the US Army Corps Aviation Cadet Program. After washing out of pilot school, he served as a ball turret gunner on a B-24 Liberator where he flew 24 missions over Germany during World War II. He was the recipient ... See full bio »

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Primal Fear
Primal Fear Writer
Sharky's Machine
The Hunt
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 1996 Primal Fear (novel)
 1981 Sharky's Machine (novel)
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 1973 All the Young Wives (as William Diehl Jr.)
 1971 The Secretary (as William Diehl Jr.)
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 2002 Baby of the Family
Jukebox Man
 1981 Sharky's Machine
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 1971 Zhui ming qiang (executive in charge of production - USA version, as William Diehl Jr.)
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 2007 Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story (Documentary) (acknowledgment: archival material courtesy of)

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William Diehl Jr.

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He started out as a writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He also worked as a freelance photographer and magazine editor. See more »



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