Williams, Jay, 1914-1978

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Birth 1914-05-31
Death 1978-07-12
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Jay Williams was born on May 31, 1914 in Buffalo, New York. Before he became a professional writer in 1945, Mr. Williams appeared in vaudeville shows and night clubs and was a press agent for the Hollywood Theater Alliance. His first books was published in 1943 and after returning from World War II, he committed himself full-time to writing. He published over 60 children's and young adult books after 1943. Jay Williams died on July 12, 1978. Biographical Source: Something About the Author, vol. 41, pp. 243-255.

From the description of Jay Williams Papers 1962. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 437297986

Jay Williams was born on May 31, 1914 in Buffalo, New York. Before he became a professional writer in 1945, Mr. Williams appeared in vaudeville shows and night clubs and was a press agent for the Hollywood Theater Alliance. His first books was published in 1943 and after returning from World War II, he committed himself full-time to writing. He published over 60 children's and young adult books after 1943. Jay Williams died on July 12, 1978.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author, vol. 41, pp. 243-255.

From the guide to the Jay Williams Papers, 1962, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc])

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