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Walter B. Gibson (1897–1985)


Created two popular characters: The Shadow, aka Lamont Cranston, aka Kent Allard, who heads an organization devoted to fighting crime and about whom Gibson wrote 283 novelettes; and Norgil, aka Loring, a stage magician. See more trivia »

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 1994 The Shadow (character The Shadow from stories)
 1991 Thwarted (Short) (characters)
 1958 The Invisible Avenger (uncredited)
 1946 The Missing Lady (character - uncredited)
 1946 Behind the Mask (stories - as Maxwell Grant)
 1946 The Shadow Returns (character - uncredited)
 1940 The Shadow (stories)
 1937 The Shadow Strikes (story "The Ghost of the Manor" - as Maxwell Grant)

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Other Works:

Story: "The Ghost of the Manor" (filmed as The Shadow Strikes (1937)).

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Alternate Names:

Maxwell Grant

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Wrote the stories about "The Shadow" under the name of Maxwell Grant, derived from the names of two magic dealers whom he knew. See more »

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