Harold Robbins


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Harold Robbins
Harold Rubin
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Robbins, Harold (b. Francis Kane)

(1916–  ) writer; born in New York City. Abandoned as an infant, he was adopted in 1927 and took the name of Harold Rubin. (When he began his writing career, he legally changed his name to Harold Robbins.) He studied at a high school in New York City, then held a variety of jobs, such as clerk, cashier, and bookies' runner (1927–31). He made a fortune in the food distribution business (1930s) and lost it speculating. He worked as a warehouse clerk for Universal Pictures in New York (1940–41) but soon became a director of budget and planning there (1942–57). He then took up writing and produced a series of best-sellers, mostly violent and sexually charged adventure novels such as The Carpetbaggers (1961). In later years he lived in Cannes, France.
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I used to read Catherine Cookson all the time, and I loved all that romance, but then I was on a train journey to France and I stopped at a bookshop and picked up this Harold Robbins book.
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Jacobson & Colfin will be working on other entertainment projects for MediaConcepts, including "Legacy," a full length motion picture that is about to go into pre production, as well as other novels from the late Harold Robbins.
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MediaConcepts CEO David Garcia announced today that it has obtained the rights to do a movie production of the late Harold Robbins novel "Dr.
When I was growing up, Harold Robbins, author of steamy million-sellers such as The Carpetbaggers, was as big as J K Rowling or John Grisham is today.
99), a reprint of the bestselling Harold Robbins novel set in New York first published in 1955.
Harold Robbins, an orphan who became a millionaire at 20 then lost it all before becoming the author of steamy novels including ``The Carpetbaggers'' and ``Never Love a Stranger,'' died Tuesday.