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Leslie Charteris

Leslie CharterisAKA Leslie Charles Bowyer-Yin

Born: 12-May-1907
Birthplace: Singapore
Died: 15-Apr-1993
Location of death: Windsor, Berkshire, England
Cause of death: unspecified

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Created Simon Templar

Resided in the US since 1932, and became a naturalized US citizen fourteen years later. His many pulp novels were used as the basis for The Saint on British TV starting in 1962, starring Roger Moore as Simon Templar.

Wife: Pauline Schishkin (m. 1931, div. 1937)
Wife: Barbara Meyer (m. 1938, div. 1943)
Wife: Elizabeth Borst (m. 1943, div. 1951)
Wife: Audrey Long (actress, m. 1952, until his death)

    University: Cambridge University

    Mensa
    Naturalized US Citizen 1946

    TELEVISION
    The Saint Author

Author of books:
Meet the Tiger (1928, novel)
Enter the Saint (1930, novel)


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