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James R. Quirk (1884–1932)

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A hard drinking Irishman from Boston, he was known as 'Father of the Fans' for developing the magazine 'Photoplay' . He invented the cover headline, and his stories about film stars, although employing a come-on lead, were essentially accurate. He also wrote indignant editorials, focusing on Hollywood issues.

Died:

(age 47)

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Trivia:

A hard drinking Irishman from Boston, he was known as 'Father of the Fans' for developing the magazine 'Photoplay' . He invented the cover headline, and his stories about film stars, although employing a come-on lead, were essentially accurate. He also wrote indignant editorials, focusing on Hollywood issues.

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Father of the Fans

Star Sign:

Virgo

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