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Mickey Spillane (1918–2006)


Mickey Spillane, the king of the pulp novelists in the post-WW II period, sold an estimated 200 million copies globally. He was born Frank Morrison Spillane in Brooklyn, New York. Young Frank's mother was a Protestant who bestowed on him his middle name "Morrison", but his Irish Catholic father, barkeep John Joseph Spillane, allegedly had his son ... See full bio »

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(1963)
(1955)
Mike Hammer Writer
(1958-1959)
Mommy Attorney Neal Ekhardt
(1995)

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 1997-1998 Mike Hammer, Private Eye (TV Series) (characters - 26 episodes)
- A New Leaf: Part 2 (1998) ... (characters)
- A New Leaf: Part 1 (1998) ... (characters)
- Dead Men Talk (1998) ... (characters)
- Gone Fishin' (1998) ... (characters)
- Songbird: Part 2 (1998) ... (characters)
 1995 Fallen Angels (TV Series) (based on a short story by - 1 episode)
- Tomorrow I Die (1995) ... (based on a short story by)
 1989 Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All (TV Movie) (characters)
 1984-1987 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series) (characters - 44 episodes)
- Green Lipstick (1987) ... (characters)
- A Blinding Fear (1987) ... (characters)
- Mike Gets Married (1987) ... (characters)
- Lady Killer (1987) ... (characters)
- The Last Laugh (1987) ... (characters)
 1984 More Than Murder (TV Movie) (characters)
 1983 Murder Me, Murder You (TV Movie) (character)
 1982 I, the Jury (novel)
 1981 Margin for Murder (TV Movie) (character)
 1970 The Delta Factor (novel - uncredited)
 1967 The Lion-Hearted Tough Guy (novel "The Deep")
 1963 The Girl Hunters (novel - uncredited) / (screenplay)
 1958-1959 Mike Hammer (TV Series) (characters - 78 episodes)
- The Big Drop (1959) ... (characters)
- I Ain't Talkin' (1959) ... (characters)
- Aces and Eights (1959) ... (characters)
- According to Luke (1959) ... (characters)
- Coney Island Baby (1959) ... (characters)
 1957 My Gun Is Quick (novel)
 1955 Kiss Me Deadly (novel "Kiss Me, Deadly")
 1954 Mickey Spillane's 'Mike Hammer!' (TV Movie) (characters)
 1954 Ring of Fear (uncredited)
 1954 The Long Wait (novel)
 1953 I, the Jury (novel)
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Show Show Self (24 credits)
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Other Works:

Novel: "Something's Down There". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 16 Articles | See more »
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I'm a writer, not an author. A writer makes money. See more »

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According to the press materials for "Dead Street" (his final crime novel), he had worked on the book for more than five years before its publication. However, according to Spillane's friend and writing partner Max Allan Collins, Spillane may have worked on "Dead Street" on and off for as long as 20 years. Spillane also had hoped that "Dead Street" would be adapted as a film, and felt the main ... See more »

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