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Born in San Diego, California, USA
Died in Nevada City, California, USA  (kidney disease and cancer)
Birth NameOakley Maxwell Hall
Nickname Jason Manor

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Oakley Hall was born on July 1, 1920 in San Diego, California, USA. He was a writer, known for Warlock (1959), The Loss of Nameless Things (2004) and Independent Lens (1999). He was married to Barbara Edinger . He died on May 12, 2008 in Nevada City, California.

Family (1)

Spouse Barbara Edinger (1944 - 12 May 2008)  (his death)  (4 children)

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Author of two dozen books, including several novels, mysteries, how-to-write books, and one opera libretto.
Professor of English at the University of California at Irvine, and was head of the writing department for 20 years. He helped establish the renowned UCI Writing Program and the Squaw Valley Writer's Workshop.
Earned his bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley, and joined the Marine Corps during World War II. It was while stationed on Maui awaiting the invasion of Japan that he began to write in earnest.
Survived by his widow (Barbara E. Hall), his four children (Oakley Maxwell Hall III; May 26, 1950 - February 13, 2011, Sands Hall, Tracy Hall, and Brett Hall-Jones) and seven grandchildren.

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