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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Howard Browne  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction

Born: 1908 in Omaha, Nebraska


Illinois Connection

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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