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Irving Wallace (1916–1990)

U.S. novelist, short-story writer, and screenwriter Irving Wallace excelled at writing popular fiction based on current events. He began writing for various magazines at age 15. He wrote screenplays for a variety of studios from 1950 to 1959, when he turned solely to writing books. His first major bestseller was "The Chapman Report" (1960), a ... See full bio »

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 1985 Dokument R (TV Movie) (novel)
 1978 The Word (TV Mini-Series) (novel)
 1972 The Man (novel)
 1971 The Seven Minutes (novel)
 1963 The Prize (novel)
 1962 The Chapman Report (novel)
 1959 The Big Circus (screenplay)
 1958-1959 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Comanche (1959) ... (written by)
- The Solid Gold Patrol (1958) ... (written by)
- The Ballad of Oscar Wilde (1958) ... (written by)
  The Texan (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1959) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1959)
- Letter of the Law (1959) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1958 Yancy Derringer (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Loot from Richmond (1958) ... (written by)
 1958 Behind Closed Doors (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Man in the Moon (1958) ... (writer)
 1958 Climax! (TV Series) (adaptation - 2 episodes)
- House of Doubt (1958) ... (adaptation)
- The Push-Button Giant (1958) ... (adaptation)
 1957 Bombers B-52 (screenplay)
 1956 The Burning Hills (screenplay)
 1955 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Hoax (1955) ... (writer)
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series) (article - 1 episode)
- France's Greatest Detective (1955) ... (article)
 1954 The Gambler from Natchez (screenplay)
 1953 Bad for Each Other (screenplay)
 1953 Gun Fury (screenplay)
 1953 Split Second (screen play) / (story)
 1953 Desert Legion (screenplay)
 1953 Meet Me at the Fair (writer)
 1952 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Raymond Schindler, Case One (1952) ... (story)
 1950 The West Point Story (from a story by) / (screenplay)
 1944 That's My Baby! (story)
 1943 Jive Junction (screenplay)

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Book: "The People's Almanac" See more »

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Maybe all my endings are wish-fulfillment. Maybe it's an anti-death thing. If I let the characters be tragic, dead or without hope, then I'd die too. See more »


Writer of bestselling novels. See more »

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