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John Cheever (I) (1912–1982)

John Cheever was born on May 27, 1912 in Quincy, Massachusetts, USA. He was a writer and actor, known for Robert Montgomery Presents (1950), 3 by Cheever (1979) and Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955). He was married to Mary Winternitz. He died on June 18, 1982 in Ossining, New York, USA. See full bio »


(age 70) in Ossining, New York, USA

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 2008 Parc (novel "Les lumières de Bullet Park")
 2006 The Enormous Radio (Short) (original story)
 1999 Merry Christmas (Short) (story)
 1987 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Enormous Radio (1987) ... (story)
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series) (by - 1 episode)
- The Shady Hill Kidnapping (1982) ... (by)
 1981 Kinder (TV Movie) (story)
  3 by Cheever (TV Mini-Series) (based on the story by - 2 episodes, 1979) (based on a story by - 1 episode, 1979)
- The 5:48 (1979) ... (based on a story by)
- O Youth and Beauty! (1979) ... (based on the story by)
- The Sorrows of Gin (1979) ... (based on the story by)
 1968 The Swimmer (story)
 1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes)
- O Youth and Beauty! (1960) ... (story)
- The Five-Forty-Eight (1960) ... (story)
 1956 Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode)
- The Country Husband (1956) ... (short story)
 1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Pot of Gold (1956) ... (story)
 1955 The Star and the Story (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The True Confessions of Henry Pell (1955) ... (story)
 1955 On Camera (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- Season of Divorce (1955) ... (screenplay)
 1955 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- A Matter of Dignity (1955) ... (story)
 1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Enormous Radio (1953) ... (written by)
 1952 Curtain Call (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Season of Divorce (1952) ... (story)
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 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Shady Hill Kidnapping (1982) ... Narrator (voice)
 1968 The Swimmer
Man at pool party (uncredited)
 1955 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Mr. Blake
- A Matter of Dignity (1955) ... Mr. Blake
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 1981 The Dick Cavett Show (TV Series)
- Episode dated 14 October 1981 (1981) ... Himself

Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "Some People, Places and Things That Will Not Appear in My Next Novel" See more »

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Personal Quote:

Some years ago I said that I felt like a runner, concerned with my wind, my strength and the surrounding scenery, but concerned not at all with where I had been . . . it is still what I feel. See more »


Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 149-152. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998. See more »

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