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Allen Drury (1918–1998)

A former reporter in The New York Times's Washington bureau, Drury quit the paper when his novel of political intrigue, Advise & Consent, became a bestseller. It won a 1960 Pulitzer Prize, became a Broadway play and was basis for Otto Preminger's Advise & Consent (1962). He completed his final work, the novel "Public Men," two weeks before he ... See full bio »

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Advise & Consent


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 1963 The Merv Griffin Show (TV Series)
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Newspaper correspondent who became fulltime novelist. His first novel, "Advise and Consent," won the 1960 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

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