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John D. MacDonald (1916–1986)


John Dann MacDonald was born on July 24, 1916, in Sharon, Pennsylvania. He served in the OSS in the far east during World War Two. While still in the military, he wrote a short story and mailed it home to his wife, simply for her entertainment. Unknown to him, she submitted it to the magazine "Story", and it was accepted. This launched a writing ... See full bio »

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Cape Fear Writer
(1962)
Cape Fear Writer
(1991)
(1951)
(1970)

Filmography

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 1993 Linda (TV Movie) (novella "Linda")
 1991 Cape Fear (novel "The Executioners")
 1985 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Ring Around the Redhead (1985) ... (story)
 1984 A Flash of Green (novel)
 1983 Travis McGee (TV Movie) (novel "The Empty Copper Sea")
 1981 The Girl, the Gold Watch & Dynamite (TV Movie) (characters)
 1980 Condominium (TV Mini Series) (novel - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... (novel)
 1980 The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything (TV Movie) (based on the novel by)
 1973 Linda (TV Movie) (novel)
 1970 Darker Than Amber (novel "Darker Than Amber")
 1968 Kona Coast (story "Bimini Gal")
 1967-1968 Run for Your Life (TV Series) (novel - 3 episodes)
- Beware My Love (1968) ... (novel)
- Cry Hard, Cry Fast: Part 2 (1967) ... (novel)
- Cry Hard, Cry Fast: Part 1 (1967) ... (novel)
 1967 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Trap of Solid Gold (1967) ... (story)
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series) (novel "The Drowner" - 1 episode)
- The Deep End (1964) ... (novel "The Drowner")
 1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode)
- Hangover (1962) ... (short story)
 1962 Cape Fear (novel "The Executioners")
 1961 Man-Trap (novel "Taint of the Tiger")
 1960 Thriller (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Fatal Impulse (1960) ... (story)
 1958 Studio 57 (TV Series) (story "The Homesick Buick" - 1 episode)
- Getaway Car (1958) ... (story "The Homesick Buick")
 1957 Studio One (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- First Prize for Murder (1957) ... (story)
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- In a Small Motel (1956) ... (story)
 1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (original story - 1 episode)
- Who's the Blonde? (1955) ... (original story)
 1955 The Star and the Story (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- First Offense (1955) ... (story)
 1955 Climax! (TV Series) (novel: "The Damned" - 1 episode)
- South of the Sun (1955) ... (novel: "The Damned")
 1951 Out There (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Susceptibility (1951) ... (story)
 1951 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- A Child Is Crying (1951) ... (story - as John MacDonald)
 1950 Lights Out (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- A Child Is Crying (1950) ... (story)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "Murder in the Wind" See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

John MacDonald

Spouse:

Dorothy Mary Prentiss  (his death)  (1 child)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

My purpose is to entertain myself first and other people secondly.

Trivia:

The Travis McGee series was the first mystery series set in southern Florida. See more »

Trademark:

His stories often involve a drug smuggling job that goes horribly wrong See more »

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