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Donald Hamilton (I) (1916–2006)

Born in Swede, the son of a Swedish count (who renounced his title when he emigrated to the U.S.) Donald Hamilton graduated from the University of Chicago and served in the Navy during the second World War. He has published 27 novels in the Matt Helm Series, from 1960-1992, as well as several other novels and magazine articles. Hamilton lived ... See full bio »

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  Matt Helm (TV Series) (character - 13 episodes, 1975) (characters created by - 1 episode, 1976)
- Die Once, Die Twice (1976) ... (characters created by)
- Panic (1975) ... (character)
- Murder on the Run (1975) ... (character)
- Think Murder (1975) ... (character)
- Double Jeopardy (1975) ... (character)
 1969 The Wrecking Crew (novel "The Wrecking Crew")
 1967 The Ambushers (book "The Ambushers")
 1966 Murderers' Row (novel)
 1966 The Silencers (novels "The Silencers" and "Death of a Citizen")
 1958 The Big Country (novel)
 1957 5 Steps to Danger (novel "The Steel Mirror") / (story)
 1955 The Violent Men (based upon a novel by)
 1951 Suspense (TV Series) (from a story by - 1 episode)
- Dead Fall (1951) ... (from a story by)

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Nonfiction book: "On Guns and Hunting" See more »

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[on his character Matt Helm] He's a nice guy, he just happens to kill people for a living.


Lived for most of his life in Sante Fe, New Mexico. In the last last decade of his life he returned to his native Sweden (which he had left as a child), where he lived in the care of his son and his son's family. See more »

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