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Date of Birth 12 May 1902Beverly, Massachusetts, USA
Date of Death 25 October 1971Miami, Florida, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NamePhilip Gordon Wylie

Mini Bio (1)

Philip Wylie was born on May 12, 1902 in Beverly, Massachusetts, USA as Philip Gordon Wylie. He was a writer, known for Crunch and Des (1955), When Worlds Collide (1951) and Island of Lost Souls (1932). He was married to Frederica Ballard and Johanna (Sally) Ondeck. He died on October 25, 1971 in Miami, Florida, USA.

Spouse (2)

Frederica Ballard (7 April 1938 - 25 October 1971) (his death)
Johanna (Sally) Ondeck (17 April 1928 - 13 December 1937) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (5)

Graduated Princeton University, class of 1924.
Manuscripts of Wylie's works, including 34 novels, 13 nonfiction books, 52 scripts, 13 serials, and many short stories and articles, are housed in Princeton University Library's Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.
A copy of his novel "Gladiator" can be seen in a panel of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' seminal graphic novel "Watchmen" in Hollis Mason's home. Like "Gladiator", "Watchmen" with the character of Dr Manhattan, tackles the question of how an individual with godlike powers would fit into a modern society.
His novel 'Gladiator' is considered one of the inspirations for Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's iconic character Superman.
Brother of Max Wylie.

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