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Joe Orton


(John Kingsley Orton)
UK flag (1933 - 1967)

John Kingsley Orton was born in Leicester in 1933 and from the age of two, lived on the Saffron Lane council estate. After winning a scholarship to RADA in 1951, he met Kenneth Halliwell, an actor and writer seven years his senior. Halliwell would become Orton's friend, mentor, lover and, eventually, his murderer.
 
Novels
   The Boy Hairdresser (1954) (with Kenneth Halliwell)
   Between Us Girls (1957)
   Lord Cucumber (1960) (with Kenneth Halliwell)
   Head to Toe (1971)
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