Amburn, Ellis.

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Ellis Edward Amburn was born on August 2, 1933 in Jermyn, Texas. Amburn, raised in Fort Worth, Texas, graduated from Texas Christian University in 1954 with a B.A. in Journalism and English. After moving to New York City, he conducted graduate work in English at Columbia University until 1957. In 1960, Amburn entered the book publishing industry and during his career he achieved the position of editor-in-chief at Delacorte Press and editorial director at Putnam's. In addition to his career in publishing, Amburn worked as a ghostwriter for well-known figures. Since 1990, he has written biographies of Jack Kerouac, Warren Beatty, Buddy Holly, Janis Joplin, Roy Orbison, Jack Nicholson, and Elizabeth Taylor.

From the description of Ellis Amburn papers, 1916-2005, (bulk 1973-2000). (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 179615356

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referencedIn Jack Kerouac Papers, 1920-1977, 1935-1969 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Amburn, Ellis. Ellis Amburn papers, 1916-2005, (bulk 1973-2000). Texas Christian University
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associatedWith Beatty, Warren, 1937- person
associatedWith Delacorte Press. corporateBody
associatedWith G.P. Putnam's Sons. corporateBody
associatedWith Holly, Buddy, 1936-1959. person
associatedWith Joplin, Janis. person
associatedWith Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969. person
associatedWith Orbison, Roy. person
associatedWith Taylor, Elizabeth, 1932-2011. person
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Birth 1933-08-02



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