McCoy, Horace, 1897-1955

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Dates:
Birth 1897-04-14
Death 1955-12-16
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Horace McCoy was born April 14, 1897 in Pegram, TN; worked for Dallas Journal and Dallas Dispatch in 1920s; his hard-boiled detective fiction appeared in Black Mask magazine; arrived in Hollywood to pursue acting career in 1931; sold screenplay, The luxury girl, in 1933; his first and most notable novel was They shoot horses, don't they?(1935); during the next twenty years, he wrote scripts for several Hollywood studios and produced five additional novels; died Dec. 15, 1955.

From the description of Papers, 1920-1956. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38060718

Biography

Horace McCoy was born April 14, 1897 in Pegram, Tennessee; worked for Dallas Journal and Dallas Dispatch in 1920s; his hard-boiled detective fiction appeared in Black Mask magazine; arrived in Hollywood to pursue acting career in 1931; sold screenplay, The Luxury Girl, in 1933; his first and most notable novel was They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1935); during the next twenty years, he wrote scripts for several Hollywood studios and produced five additional novels; died December 15, 1955.

From the guide to the Horace McCoy Papers, 1920-1956, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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  • Screenwriters--Archival resources
  • American fiction--20th century--Archival resources
  • Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources

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  • Screenwriters--United States--Archival resources

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