Edgar Wallace

British crime writer, journalist and playwright

Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (1 April 1875 – 10 February 1932) was a British writer. He was a war correspondent during the Second Boer War, for Reuters and the Daily Mail. He wrote The Four Just Men (1905).

Edgar Wallace
Edgar Wallace (1928)
Born
Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace

(1875-04-01)1 April 1875
Died10 February 1932(1932-02-10) (aged 56)
NationalityBritish
Occupation(s)Crime writer, war correspondent, journalist, novelist, screenwriter, and playwright
Known forCreation of King Kong
Spouse(s)
Ivy Maude Caldecott
(m. 1901; div. 1918)

Ethel Violet King (m. 1921)

He ran for Liberal MP for Blackpool in the 1931 general election. After losing the election, Wallace moved to Hollywood, where he worked as a script writer for RKO. There he created King Kong.[1]

He died suddenly from diabetes while writing the draft screenplay for King Kong (1933).

References

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  1. "Edgar Wallace, The King of Thrillers". Archaeology in Marlow. Archived from the original on 14 June 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2015.