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Charles R. Jackson

AKA Charles Reginald Jackson

Born: 6-Apr-1903
Birthplace: Summit, NJ
Died: 21-Sep-1968
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Lost Weekend

His first and best novel, The Lost Weekend, was adapted by Billy Wilder into The Lost Weekend (1945), for which Jackson received $50,000. The story of an alcoholic's search for money to support his addiction, Ray Milland puts in a superb performance, winning that year's Oscar for Best Actor.

Father: Frederick George Jackson
Mother: Sarah Williams
Wife: Rhoda Booth (magazine editor, m. 1938, two daughters)
Daughter: Sarah
Daughter: Kate

    High School: Newark High School, Newark, NJ (1921)

    Risk Factors: Tuberculosis

Author of books:
The Lost Weekend (1944, novel)
The Fall of Valor (1946, novel)
The Outer Edges (1950, novel)
The Sunnier Side: Twelve Arcadian Tales (1950, short stories)
Earthly Creatures (1953, novel)
A Second-Hand Life (1967, novel)



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