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Born in Salida, Colorado, USA
Died
Birth NameCharles Stephen Frazee

Mini Bio (1)

Steve Frazee worked in heavy construction and mining in his native Colorado and used that background in many of his stories. He began selling stories to the western and adventure pulp magazines in the late 1940s eventually graduated to better paying markets. His short story "My Brother Down There" won first place in the highly competitive annual story contest conducted by Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. The short story was also selected for Martha Foley's "Best American Short Stories of the Year", a rare honor for a genre story. He expanded the story into the novel "Moving Target" and collaborated on the screenplay when it was filmed in 1957.

Best known for his western fiction, Frazee served as president of the Western Writers of America. He won the Western Heritage Award and was honored by the Cowboy Hall of Fame, both in 1961. He was also a popular writer of books for younger readers.

Writer/critic Bill Pronzini praised Frazee for his "...evocative, lyrical descriptions of wide-open spaces and of the awesome power of nature" as well as his "...flawless characterization...believable dialogue and the ability to create and sustain damp-palmed suspense."

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Richard A. Moore

Spouse (1)

Patricia Thomas (2 September 1937 - ?) ( 2 children)

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