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|(Richard Horatio) Edgar Wallace|
Crime writer, journalist, novelist, screenwriter, and playwright
|Known for||Writer of King Kong|
Wallace, Edgar(Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace), 1875–1932, English novelist and playwright, b. Greenwich. He was the author of more than 150 detective and adventure novels, of which as many as 5 million were sold in a year. The Terror (1930), which is typical of his work, still ranks high as a thriller. He wrote several plays and the scenarios for such films as King Kong (1933).
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