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John Fante (I) (1909–1983)

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Black Sparrow Press' reprints brought Fante international critical and commercial success. In the 1970s and 1980s his novels were under consideration for adaption as major motion pictures. Francis Ford Coppola was set to direct a film of "Brotherhood of the Grape", adapted by Robert Towne, who had previously adapted Fante's "Ask the Dust" for the ... See more trivia »

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 2006 Ask the Dust (novel)
 1968 Something for a Lonely Man (TV Movie)
 1966 Maya
 1964 Insight (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Urchin (1964) ... (written by)
 1963 The Richard Boone Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Captain Al Sanchez (1963) ... (writer)
 1963 My Six Loves (screenplay)
 1962 Going My Way (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- A Man for Mary (1962) ... (story)
 1962 Walk on the Wild Side (screenplay)
 1957 Jeanne Eagels (screenplay)
 1956 Full of Life (based on his novel) / (screen play)
 1956 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Liberator (1956) ... (teleplay)
 1952 My Man and I (written by)
 1944 Youth Runs Wild (screenplay) / (story)
 1940 East of the River (story "Mama Ravioli")
 1940 The Golden Fleecing (based upon an original story by)
 1935 Dinky (story)
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Other Works:

Novel: "Ask the Dust" (filmed as Ask the Dust (2006)). See more »

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Did You Know?

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Fante was born in Colorado in 1909. He attended school in Boulder, later attending college at The University of Colorado and Long Beach City College. He started his writing career in 1929, publishing his first story in "The American Mercury" in 1932. He published stories in "The Atlantic Monthly", "The Saturday Evening Post", "Collier's", "Harper's" and "Esquire". See more »

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