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Harold Robbins

(Harold Rubin)
USA (1916 - 1997)
Father of Adréana Robbins

aka Frank Kane

Harold Robbins was a best-selling author whose novels about sex, money and power were scorned by critics and loved by readers. Raised in a New York orphanage, Robbins dropped out of school at the age of 15 and used his entrepreneurial skills to become a millionaire by the age of 20. His fortune quickly evaporated and in 1937 he went to work as a shipping clerk for Universal Pictures in Hollywood. Robbins worked his way up to the executive level and began writing novels. In 1948 he had a hit with Never Love a Stranger, and in the 1950s he began writing novels full-time. Several of his books were bestsellers, including The Carpetbaggers (1961) and The Betsy (1971), both of which were made into movies.

Genres: Thriller

Noir Masters Triple Threat Treasury (2012) (with Art Crockett, Hal Ellson, Edward D Hoch (as by Frank Kane) , Ed Lacy, Richard S Prather and Bryce Walton)

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