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Raymond Chandler

Raymond ChandlerAKA Raymond Thornton Chandler

Born: 23-Jul-1888
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Died: 26-Mar-1959
Location of death: La Jolla, CA
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Remains: Buried, Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego, CA

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Invented hard-boiled detective novel

Military service: RAF (joined 1918)

Wife: Pearl Cecily Brown ("Cissy Hurlburt", m. 1924, d. 1954)
Girlfriend: Helga Green

    High School: Dulwich College (1900-)

    Naturalized UK Citizen 1907
    Suicide Attempt 1954
    Naturalized US Citizen 1956
    Died Intestate
    Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Novel, for The Long Goodbye (1955)
    Risk Factors: Alcoholism, Depression

Author of books:
The Big Sleep (1939, novel, Marlowe)
Farewell, My Lovely (1940, novel, Marlowe)
The High Window (1942, novel, Marlowe)
The Lady in the Lake (1943, novel, Marlowe)
The Long Goodbye (1954, novel, Marlowe)
Playback (1958, novel, Marlowe)

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