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John Fante (I) (1909–1983)

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Fante contracted diabetes in 1955 which caused him blindness in 1978. He wrote by dication to his wife Joyce. He died May 8, 1983 at the age of 74. 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)
 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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Novel: "Ask the Dust".

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Black Sparrow's 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 screen. The only project to see the light of day was ... See more »

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