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John Fante (I) (1909–1983)


Once said most of his screenwriting was simply hackwork intended to make money. His contempt for the Hollywood movie industry can be found in such books as his posthumously published "West of Rome" (1986). See more trivia »

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Known For

Full of Life
Full of Life Writer
Ask the Dust
Ask the Dust Writer
Youth Runs Wild
Walk on the Wild Side


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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)
 1959 Lux Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Dreamer (1959) ... (story)
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Comeback (1959) ... (story)
 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: "Dago Red". See more »

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Did You Know?


Fante contracted diabetes in 1955, which resulted in his blindness in 1978. He wrote by dictation to his wife Joyce. He died May 8, 1983, at the age of 74. See more »

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