|Date of Birth||1904 , Peking, China|
|Date of Death||15 December 1981|
|Birth Name||Francis Claud Cockburn|
Mini Bio (2)
- IMDb Mini Biography By: David Ferstat <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In 1933 he founded a political journal called "The Week," which exposed people in the British ruling class who had sympathies for fascism, especially the "Cliveden Set" of pro-Nazi intriguers. He also covered the Spanish Civil War under the pseudonym Frank Pitcairn for the British Communist Party's newspaper, the Daily Worker.
In the early post-war years that coincided with the onset of the Cold War, Cockburn encountered the difficulties typical of people suspected (correctly or incorrectly) of Communist sympathies. He moved to Ireland in 1947 and wrote several novels, the most famous of which was "Beat the Devil" (under the pseudonym James Helvick). His works of non-fiction included books on English popular fiction, a history of the Thirties, British trade unions, and his own multi-volume autobiography.
Of his five children, the most famous are the three journalistic brothers Alexander, Andrew and Patrick Cockburn. Claud Cockburn died in 1981.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jed King
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