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Overview (2)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Died in Englewood, New Jersey, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Writer Max Trell's serialized children's stories ran in North American newspapers from the late 1920s through the early 1950s. His "Good Night Stories" told of the adventures of Knarf and Hanid, two shadow children who lived in Shadowland. Trell wrote for a number of cartoon strips as well and was one of the writers who replaced Dashiell Hammett after his departure from the strip Secret Agent X-9. He collaborated with several writers on the Prince Valiant comic strip and related books and authored several other books and screenplays over his long career.

Max Trell was was born on 6 September, 1900 in New York City, the son of Sol and Sophie Trell. His father immigrated to America in 1884 and by 1900 was the proprietor of a cigar shop in the Bronx. His mother was born in New York, the daughter of Russian/German immigrants.

In 1924, Trell married Bluma L. Popkin, a lawyer who would later abandon her law practice to become one of the world's leading authorities on ancient Greek culture. At the time of her death on 10 June, 1997, at the age of 94, she was a retired professor emeritus from NYU. Max died the year before on 3 February, at the age of 95, possibly in Englewood, NJ. Max and Bluma were survived by their son Max Jr

- IMDb Mini Biography By: John F Barlow

Family (1)

Spouse Bluma L. Popkin (1924 - 1996)  (his death)  (1 child)

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