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William Lindsay Gresham (1909–1962)


In 1962 he committed suicide in a run-down hotel room in New York, where he had registered under the name "Asa Kimball, of Baltimore." The only tribute paid to him in the New York Times came from the bridge columnist. See more trivia »

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Nightmare Alley
Checkmate Writer


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 1961 Checkmate (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Don't Believe a Word She Says (1961) ... (story)
 1947 Nightmare Alley (novel)

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He is the biological father of David and Douglas Gresham, who later became stepsons of C.S. Lewis. See more »

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