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W. R. Burnett

AKA William Riley Burnett

Born: 25-Nov-1899
Birthplace: Springfield, OH
Died: 25-Apr-1982
Location of death: Santa Monica, CA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Glendale, CA

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Little Caesar

Wife: Whitney Forbes Johnston (m. 1943, two children)

    O. Henry Award 1930 for Dressing-Up

Author of books:
Little Caesar (1929, novel)
Saint Johnson (1930, novel)
The Giant Swing (1932, novel)
Dark Hazard (1933, novel)
King Cole: A Novel (1936, novel)
Six Days' Grace (1937, novel)
The Dark Command: A Kansas Iliad (1938)
High Sierra (1940, novel)
The Quick Brown Fox (1942, novel)
Nobody Lives Forever (1943, novel)
Tomorrow's Another Day (1945, novel)
The Asphalt Jungle (1949, novel)
Adobe Walls: A Novel of the Last Apache Rising (1953, novel)
Captain Lightfoot (1954, novel)
Bitter Ground (1958, novel)
Mi Amigo: A Novel of the Southwest (1959, novel)

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