BirthdayApril 1, 1875
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  1. About Edgar Wallace

    Full name: Edgar Wallace
    Also known as: Edgar Wallace, (Richard Horatio) Edgar Wallace, Wallace, Edgar
    Professions: British crime writer, journalist and playwright
    Nationality: British
    Work: The Mixer
    Occupation: Crime writer, war correspondent, journalist, novelist, screenwriter, and playwright

  2. Edgar Wallace Known for

    King Kong (2005), King Kong (1933), King Kong (1976), The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (1960)

  3. Edgar Wallace Death information

    Died: Wednesday, 10th of February, 1932 (Age: 56)

  4. Edgar Wallace Biography

    Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (1 April 1875 – 10 February 1932) was an English writer.Born into poverty as an illegitimate London child, Wallace left school at 12. Joining the army at 21, he was a war correspondent during the Second Boer War for Reuters and The Daily Mail. Struggling with debt, he left South Africa, returned to London and began writing thrillers to raise income, publishing books such as The Four Just Men (1905). Drawing on time as a reporter in the Congo, covering the Belgian atrocities, Wallace serialised short stories in magazines, later publishing collections such as Sanders of the River (1911). He signed with Hodder and Stoughton in 1921 and became an internationally recognised author.After a disastrous bid to stand as Liberal MP for Blackpool in the 1931 general election, Wallace moved to Hollywood, where he worked as a script writer for RKO studios. He died suddenly from undiagnosed diabetes, during the initial drafting of King Kong (1933).A prolific writer, one of Wallace's publishers claimed that a quarter of all books then read in England were written by him. As well as journalism, Wallace wrote screen plays, poetry, historical non-fiction, 18 stage plays, 957 short stories and over 170 novels, 12 in 1929 alone. More than 160 films have been made of Wallace's work. He is remembered for as a writer of 'the colonial imagination', for the J. G. Reeder detective stories, the Green Archer and creation of King Kong. Selling over 50 million copies of his combined works in various editions, the Economist describes him as "one of the most prolific thriller writers of [the 20th] century", although few of his books are still in print in the UK.

  5. Edgar Wallace Family

  6. Sources

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki?curid=460443
    http://imdb.com/name/nm908624