Irving Wallace

Irving Wallace

Irving Wallace (March 19, 1916 - June 29, 1990) was an American bestselling author and screenwriter. He was the father of Olympic historian David Wallechinsky and author Amy Wallace.

Irving Wallace was married to Sylvia Wallace, a former magazine writer and editor. Her first novel, "The Fountains", was an American best seller and published in twelve foreign editions. Her second novel, "Empress", was published in 1980. She also helped produce, along with their two children, "The Book of Lists #2". Sylvia Wallace died October 20, 2006 at the age of 89.

Several of Wallace's books have been made into films. Among his best known books are "The Chapman Report" (1960), "The Prize" (1962), "The Word" (1972) and "The Fan Club" (1974). He also produced some notable non-fiction works, including several editions of "The People's Almanac" and "The Book of Lists".

Wallace was born in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where he attended Kenosha Central High School. [http://www.wla.lib.wi.us/lac/notable/2005notable.htm]

Wallace died of pancreatic cancer in 1990 and was interred in the Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City, California.

Bibliography

Novels
*"" (1959)
*"The Chapman Report" (1961)
*"The Prize" (1962)
*"The Man" (1964)
*"The Three Sirens" (1964)
*"The Sunday Gentleman" (1966)(This is non-fiction)
*"The Plot" (1967)
*"The Seven Minutes" (1969)
*"The Word" (1972)
*"The Fan Club" (1974)
*"The R Document" (1976)
*"Pigeon Project" (1979)
*"The Second Lady" (1980)
*"The Almighty" (1982)
*"The Miracle" (1984)
*"The Seventh Secret" (1985)
*"The Celestial Bed" (1987)
*"The Golden Room" (1988)
*"The Guest of Honor" (1989)

Non-fiction
*"" (1955)
*"" (1958)
*"" (1959)
*"The Twenty-Seventh Wife" (1962)
*"Writing of One Novel" (1968)
*"" (1971)
*"The People's Almanac" (1975) (with David Wallechinsky)
*"Stardust to Prairie Dust" (1976)
*"The Book of Lists" (1977) (with David Wallechinsky and Amy Wallace)
*"" (1978) (with Amy Wallace)
*"The People's Almanac No. 2" (1978) (with David Wallechinsky)
*"The Book of Lists 2" (1980) (with Amy Wallace and David Wallechinsky)
*"The Intimate Sex Lives of Famous People" (1981)
*"The Book of Lists 3" (1983) (with Amy Wallace and David Wallechinsky)
*"Significa" (1983) (with Amy Wallace and David Wallechinsky)
*"Secret Sex Lives of Famous People" (1993)

Quote

*"To be one's self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity."

External links

*imdb name|id=0908683|name=Irving Wallace
* [http://wgordon.web.wesleyan.edu/kamikaze/american/wallace/index.htm Japan's Last Hope] article in "Liberty" magazine (May 5, 1945)


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