Wallace, Irving, 1916-1990

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1916-03-19
Death 1990-06-29
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

American author, journalist, and screenwriter.

From the description of Irving Wallace collection, 1918-1978. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70923161

Irving Wallace was born in 1916 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He sold his first magazine story when he was 15. After dropping out of college to write for film, he met his wife Sylvia Kahn. In 1942, Wallace enlisted in the Air Force, where he was placed in the First Motion Picture Division. A year later, he was transferred to the Signal Corps Photographic Center, which stationed him first in Los Angeles and later in New York. Upon his discharge from the Air Force in 1946, he returned to free-lancing for periodicals but also started writing screenplays and treatments for movie studios. In 1953, he began writing book-length works. His first published work was The Fabulous Originals. Over the course of his career, he would go on to write sixteen novels and seventeen works of nonfiction, many of which became sensational best-sellers. Wallace died in 1990.

From the description of Irving Wallace papers, 1934-1968. (San Leandro Community Library). WorldCat record id: 729392801

American author.

From the description of Typed letter signed : Los Angeles, to Edward Wagenknecht, 1959 Nov. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270868265

Irving Wallace (1916-1990) was born in Chicago, Illinois, raised in Kenosha, Wisconsin and attended Williams Institute in Berkeley, California and went to Los Angeles City College. Wallace wrote for numerous magazines with his work appearing in The Saturday Evening Post, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Reader's Digest, Saturday Review, American Mercury, Liberty, Collier's Coronet. One of the most popular authors in America, Wallace has written more than 15 books, both fiction and non-fiction and numerous screenplays. Among Wallace's best known novels are "The Chapman Report," "The Prize," "The Man," "The Plot," "The Twenty-Seventh Wife", "The Three Sirens," and "The Word."

From the description of Irving Wallace papers, 1935-1984. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 173147015

Biographical Note

Irving Wallace was born in 1916 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He sold his first magazine story when he was 15. After dropping out of college to write for film, he met his wife Sylvia Kahn. In 1942, Wallace enlisted in the Air Force, where he was placed in the First Motion Picture Division. A year later, he was transferred to the Signal Corps Photographic Center, which stationed him first in Los Angeles and later in New York. Upon his discharge from the Air Force in 1946, he returned to free-lancing for periodicals but also started writing screenplays and treatments for movie studios. In 1953, he began writing book-length works. His first published work was The Fabulous Originals . Over the course of his career, he would go on to write sixteen novels and seventeen works of nonfiction, many of which became sensational best-sellers. Wallace died in 1990.

From the guide to the Irving Wallace papers, 1934-1968, (USC Libraries Special Collections)

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Subjects:

  • Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources
  • Screenwriters--Archival resources
  • American literature--20th century
  • Screenwriters--20th century
  • Journalism--20th century
  • Fiction authorship--20th century
  • Screenwriters--United States--Archival resources

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  • Authors, American
  • Screenwriters
  • Journalists

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  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)