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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Howard Browne  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Born: 1908 in Omaha, Nebraska

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Mr. Browne lived and worked in Chicago for part of his life.

Biographical and Professional Information

Brown was a novelist who also wrote many screenplays including those for Portrait of a Mobster (1961), The St Valentine's Day Massacre (1967, with George Segel and Jason Robards), and, in 1975, Capone, written at the mildly astonishing age of 67, at a time when the average age of a motion-picture.His television credits were legion. He wrote for most of the major entertainment series, including Public Enemy, Sugarfoot (Tenderfoot in the UK), Ben Casey, The Virginian, Run For Your Life, Alias Smith and Jones, The Rockford Files, Mission Impossible, Maverick, Mannix, Columbo, 77 Sunset Strip, as well as over 120 episodes of the classic oater Cheyenne.


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Titles At Your Library

Thin Air
ISBN: 0881840580

Carroll & Graf Pub. 1984

Returning late at night from a summer vacation trip with her husband and young daughter, Leona Coryell disappears without a trace

Scotch on the Rocks
ISBN: 0312055099

St Martins Pr. 1991

In Depression-era Texas, the Dawson family loses their farm and possessions to the bank and takes to the road, where they discover a bullet ridden corpse and a truckload of whisky and find themselves in business once again

Pork City
ISBN: 0749000805

Allison Busby. 1989

The author and her husband decided to try and find their dream house in the Lot-et-Garonne area of France. This book records their search for a house, buying it, the renovation, and their attempts at assimilation into the local population.

Halo For Satan
ISBN: 0948353198

No Exit. 1988


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